The Wild Hunt

The Wild Hunt

DVD - 2009
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In a dark forest a battle rages between the power-hungry Celts, the rampaging Vikings, the secretive wood elves, and a mysterious shaman. But in the heat of battle, disaster strikes. Someone breaks character, the one unforgivable transgression in this elaborate game of make-believe. Looking for his girlfriend, Erik enters this live-action role playing game but his refusal to play by its rules sets fantasy and reality on a deadly collision course.
Publisher: Montreal, PQ : TVA Films, c2009
Branch Call Number: WIL
Characteristics: 1 dvd (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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mercipourleslivres
Mar 01, 2014

The film is deceptive, seemingly presenting us with a first-timer's look at LARPing (live-action role-playing) that comes off as some sort of comedic culture shock until night falls and the dark underbelly of the players are revealed. How far would you go to save someone who doesn't want saving? How far would you go to keep your fantasies alive? You can only watch in shock as the film and its characters swiftly devolve into madness, leaving you completely numbed by the experience. A great film.

mrsgail5756 Dec 17, 2012

This wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, it is far from being good. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

aaa5756 Dec 05, 2011

This movie was not done well at all. This movie was terrible “Dumb, boring and stupid.” Waste of time waste and of Electrical power.

lasertravis Dec 03, 2011

This movie tried very hard to fail. From a very fun start it slowed down and the pace was at times a problem. However, if you really give this movie a chance, it is pretty satisfying. The ending is great. Basically, this is if LARP went unbelieveably wrong.

sit_walk Oct 22, 2011

Dreary going-nowhere movie!

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Kjarstar
Aug 22, 2011

This film had a comedic start, mediocre development and then a brutal ending. A very disturbing film.

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Tj2C
Mar 04, 2011

I felt characters were running around a lots but there is nothing really happening except the last scene.

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CalicoJack
Nov 23, 2010

Dark, romantic, original, imaginative thriller in which the boundaries between escapist fantasy & reality become blurred in the course of an adult medieval reenactment game. This promising first feature by quebecois director Alexandre Fanchi was shot with a talented young cast in Duché de Bicolline, an actual site for staging such games near Shawinigan, Quebec. Unfortunately, the problem is that the film’s cheap & hasty production values & its surplus of inept, inarticulate characters are going to turn off a lot of viewers who prefer a more sophisticated presentation. It impressed me anyway, & even approximated poetry in places.

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