Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Filmwatch : "The Hunt" and "Petit Nicholas"
This is one of the best social dramas I have seen for a long time. Mads Mikkelsen is a teacher in a small Danish village, he is a lonely divorcee struggling for custody of his son. He is wrongly accused of sexually assaulting a child. Almost all of the village turns against him, he is arrested and fired from his post, but the case falls apart and he re-enters village life....or does he? I think this is a very current film as we, in Britain, struggle to come to terms with child abuse, this film reminds us that society can quickly spin out of control when a person pulls the right strings for their own ends.
At the other extreme I watched the French film, "Petit Nicolas"