Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
‘The Hunter’ is the story of Martin (Willem Dafoe), a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger's genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist.
He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows, Martin is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission.
Aesthetically ‘The Hunter’ is a true stunner in such a lush landscape where the director uses a great series of both wide shots – capturing the vastness and scope of the terrain. A slow burning gorgeous thriller with Frances O' Connor and Sam Neill providing strong support.
Australia · 2011 · Daniel Nettheim · 102min