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The Wild Hunt (2010)




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A day of high-spirited fun takes a turn into darkness as a game becomes all too real in this comedy drama from Canada. Erik (Ricky Mabe) and his girlfriend, Lyn (Tiio Horn), are both interested in Live Action Role Playing games, in which teams of players assume the guise of particular characters and act out mock battles as part of a fantasy scenario. However, Lyn begins developing a stronger interest in the game than Erik, and runs off for a weekend of play without bringing him along. Depressed, Erik and his brother Bjorn (Mark A. Krupa) set out to catch up with her as their friends impersonate a horde of Viking warriors. Bjorn brings along his "Hammer of Thor" as well as Murtagh (Trevor Hayes), who takes his role as a shaman more than a bit seriously. As the day wears on, Erik's frustration is reflected in his mates, and what began as an afternoon of fantasy and adventure turns into a battle where the blood and wrath are very real. The Wild Hunt was the first feature film from writer and director Alexandre Franchi, who co-wrote the screenplay with actor and writer Mark A. Krupa, who plays Bjorn. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Mark Antony Krupa
as Bjorn Magnusson
Kaniehtiio Horn
as Evelyn/Princess Evlynia
Nicolas Wright
as King Argyle
Ricky Mabe
as Erik Magnusson
Trevor Hayes
as Shaman Murtagh
Kent McQuaid
as Greg'Ash
Terry Simpson
as Bernie/Captain Bernheart
Claudia Jurt
as Tamara (Referee)
Spiro Malandrakis
as Oliver (Referee With Wings)
Martin Stone
as Magnus (The Father)
Holly O'Brien
as Queen Ambrosia
Nicholas Simard
as Viking #1
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Critic Reviews for The Wild Hunt

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

More entertaining in concept than execution.

Full Review… | April 9, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Rough around the edges, but The Wild Hunt is thoroughly entertaining, engaging and even a bit tense.

Full Review… | January 29, 2012

A psychological thriller highlighting how hell hath no fury like a frustrated knight in shining armor, even if he only has a plastic sword at his disposal!

Full Review… | May 31, 2010
Sly Fox

First-time feature filmmaker Alexandre Franchi shoots the outdoors amazingly claustrophobically - an almost-oxymoric effect that contributes to the unsettling atmosphere of The Wild Hunt.

Full Review… | April 9, 2010
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Audience Reviews for The Wild Hunt

I loved this movie, save for the extremely annoying bitch that for some reason attracts more than one man with her noxious, over-dramatic behavior. Aside from that, it's a gem.

Mel Thorn
Mel Thorn

A gutsy, confident movie. Fine, realistic portrayals of awkward, uncomfortable people. Takes you slowly and assuredly to places you never would have, at the beginning, expected. I recommend seeing this one knowing as little as possible in advance.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

This film is amazing! I was fortunate enough to catch this while it was on Netflix. This film starts off a little slow, and is kind of humorous. A slow build up of character and plot development and without even realizing it, you are on the edge of your seat. This is a movie that you may have mixed feelings about if you only watch the first half. However, you will be rewarded with a great movie experience if you can watch from beginning to end.


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