The Hunter (2011 Australian film)
|Directed by||Daniel Nettheim|
|Produced by||Vincent Sheehan|
|Written by||Daniel Nettheim|
|Based on||The Hunter by Julia Leigh|
|Starring||Willem Dafoe Sam Neill Frances O’Connor|
|Music by||Andrew Lancaster Michael Lira Matteo Zingales|
|Editing by||Roland Gallois|
|Running time||102 minutes|
|Box office||$1,051,613 (AUS) $176,432 (USA)|
The Hunter is a 2011 Australian film, directed by Daniel Nettheim and produced by Vincent Sheehan, based on the 1999 novel by Julia Leigh. It stars Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor. To prepare for the role, Dafoe worked with a bush survival expert who taught him practical tips like how to de-scent himself so animals couldn’t smell him in the bush. Dafoe flew to Hobart, Tasmania for the premiere of the film at the State Cinema.
The film opened to the Australian public in cinemas on 29 September 2011.
The Hunter was intense and kept an uneasy edge of anticipation throughout. It also touched on Austrailian culture and enviromental issues that seem to be effecting people all across the globe. The end was unsettling to me. You will see why. It is an end that I may not forget for a while, which I am sure is why it was protrayed as it was. The acting is sharp and there are no real special effects to speak of, save for the end, where they nailed it! Highly recomended. 4.5 stars – M. R.
*NOTE: The Hunter is FREE to watch if you have Amazon Prime.