If you have ever participated in a Live Action Role Playing game or even a table-top D&D campaign you know that players bring their real-life troubles and struggles to the game. In extreme cases, the game becomes a consolation life for those who cannot achieve a sense of place or meaning or accomplishment in their real lives. The movie, The Wild Hunt, centres on the romantic turmoil of a young couple, Erik and Lyn. Lyn is bored with their lack of money and living with Erik and his sick father. Lyn is drawn into the gaming world for the excitement, the illusion of danger, and the sense of power she has as an attractive young women in a world that is mostly filled with men. When Erik goes to the game to try and work things out with her, they become trapped in a disintegrating alternate world as the rules go out the window and violent anarchy erupts. The characters are compelling largely because the plot provides no details of most of their real lives yet we get a clear picture of their personalities, and some sense of the kind of people they would be outside of the game, by the way that they play the game. Some of them are clearly committed, absolutely, to their fictional alter egos. The film moves smoothly and smartly between real life, the game, and the deeper game. There are comedic moments, bits of touching family drama, and a real sense of tension.