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The Hunter

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The Hunter
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 31, 2012
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Olive Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 27


User Ratings: 3,113
What persists in both parts of the film is a snapshot of contemporary Iran with some of the precision, poetry, and despair that Ebrahim Golestan brought to Brick and Mirror in 1965, including the same horror of absurdist bureaucracy. Full Review
Cinema Scope
Nov 13, 2017
[T]he film is stunningly composed, with images that convey Pitts' sense of being ground down by modernity and beset by institutional hypocrisy. -- Grade: B+
A.V. Club
Jan 5, 2012
Rating: 5/10 -- Atmospheric, but underwhelming, underwritten and emotionally hollow. Full Review
NYC Movie Guru
Jan 4, 2012
3.5 stars out of 4 -- [A] stark film from Iran about a man who is fed up and not going to take it anymore. This is a parable about modern Iran, and like many recent Iranian films it leaves its meaning to the viewer.
Chicago Sun-Times
Feb 29, 2012
[A] powerful revenge tale....The film is more multilayered than its predecessors...
Sight and Sound
Aug 1, 2012
The Hunter has the odds firmly stacked in its favor and for most of its running time it seems to become a fantastic film. But its third act stumbles badly, several times over, spoiling most of it. Full Review
Jan 14, 2020
Rating: 3/5 -- Pitts turns images of everyday urban sights - plaza steps, concrete apartment houses - into reflections of Ali's sense of emptiness and entrapment. Full Review
New York Daily News
Jan 5, 2012

Product Description:

A man turns to violence after losing those he loves most in this taut drama from Iran. Ali (Rafi Pitts) is a reformed criminal who lives in a small flat in Tehran with his wife Sara (Mitra Hajjar) and their young daughter Saba (Saba Yaghoobi). While he's grateful for the chance to support his family honestly, Ali doesn't much care for his job as a night watchman or the noise and stress of city life; Ali heads off to the woods and clears his mind by hunting as often as he can. One day, Ali comes home from work to an empty apartment; he has no idea when his family has gone, and when they don't return, he goes to the police. After a long and frustrating wait, Ali learns that Sara was killed by stray gunfire during a skirmish between protesters and police, and Saba is missing and feared dead. Ali snaps and uses his hunting rifle to kill a pair of police officers; when the authorities give chase, Ali heads to the woods while the police try to find him in the forest he knows better than the city. SHEKARCHI (aka THE HUNTER) was an official selection at the 2010 Berlin international Film Festival.


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  • UPC: 887090031301
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