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The Wild Hunt (2010)

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

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Cast

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 (8) | Top Critics (2)

More entertaining in concept than execution.

April 9, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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

January 29, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Nice performances, interesting ideas and intriguing visuals aside, the final product is as cold as the environment its set in, and as such my medieval instincts are to urge people to ultimately leave this particular picture alone.

July 15, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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!

May 31, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

April 9, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Wild Hunt

This movie is FILTH. Every aspect of LARP is dragged through the gutter in this terrible depiction of LARPers. The movie implies that we are insane, never break character, lead depresing lives and then it decends into rape and real murder. Could you imagine a hockey team or a football team suddenly breaking out sledgehammers and broken hockey sticks and killing each other? Well it doesn't happen in LARP either. A realistic depiction of LARP can be found in the movie Role Models; some arrogance, some arguing but in the end, everyone is there to have fun.

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