Hunter, The

Action & Adventure, Thriller
Run Times:
101 min
Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O’Connor
Daniel Nettheim
Alice Addison
Plot Summary

THE HUNTER is the story of Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger’s genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows, Martin is led further down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his effort to complete his deadly mission. Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh, THE HUNTER is a story about the human condition, the choices we make and the implications they have.

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2011

Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, October 2011

Festival do Rio, Brazil, October 2011

Abu Dhabi Film Festival, October 2011

Doha International Film Festival, Qatar, October 2011

International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands, January 2012

Belgrade International Film Festival, Serbia, February 2012

Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg, March 2012

Riviera Maya Film Festival, Mexico, March 2012

Curacao International Film Festival, Curacao, March 2012

Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania, June 2012

Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, July 2012