The Hunter is a powerful psychological drama that tells the story of Martin (Willem Dafoe), a mercenary sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a dramatic hunt for the last Tasmanian Tiger.
Under the wing of Jack Mindy (Sam Neill), Martin lodges at the home of Lucy (Frances O'Connor) who is grief-stricken after the disappearance of her husband, Jarrah and struggling to care for her two children, Sass and Bike. As Martin goes about his clandestine mountain search, he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to the troubled family and the treacherous landscape. Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh.
Filmed entirely in Tasmania, locations include Mount Wellington/ kunanyi, Mount Field National Park, Battery Point and Moonah Primary School and Westerway.
Release Date 6 October 2011
Running time 102min
Starring - Willem Dafoe, Frances O’Connor, Sam Neill
Directed By Daniel Nettheim
Written By Julia Leigh
Screenplay By Alice Addison
Produced by Vincent Sheehan, Anita Sheehan Liz Watts and Paul Wiegard
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