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A mercenary employed by a highly secretive biotech-research company sets out into the wilds of Tasmania in search of the elusive Tasmanian tiger -- an animal assumed to be extinct by scientists, yet rumored to have been spotted in the area in recent years. Adapted from the novel by author Julia Leigh, The Hunter follows Martin (Willem Dafoe) as he ventures out on his mission and arrives at the home of Lucy Armstrong (Frances O'Connor), who has been heavily depressed since her husband vanished into the surrounding wilderness months ago, and who now lives alone with her young daughter Sass (Morgana Davies) and taciturn son Bike (Finn Woodlock) - who have volunteered to host him in their home during the course of his research excursion. Shortly after arriving in Tasmania, Martin is accompanied to the edge of the wilds by Jack Mindy (Sam Neill), an old friend of Lucy's who has kept watch over her family and balks at the newcomer's decision to navigate the rough terrain unaccompanied. In the wake of a clash with hostile local loggers, Martin gradually begins to learn more about Lucy's family and develops a tenuous friendship with her two young children. But later, just as Martin begins to feel as if his goal is finally within reach, an unexpected development sends his mission into a tailspin and causes him to question the motivations behind capturing such a strange and majestic creature. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:April 6, 2012


Willem Dafoe
as Martin
Frances O'Connor
as Lucy
Sam Neill
as Jack
Jacek Koman
as Middleman
Callan Mulvey
as Rival Hunter
John Brumpton
as Publican
Daniel Wyllie
as Pool Player
Sullivan Stapleton
as Doug
Dan Spielman
as Simon
Maia Thomas
as Shakti
Mark Hennessy
as Martin Stunt Double


Daniel Nettheim
Vincent Sheehan
Alice Addison
Robert Humphreys
Andrew Kotatko
Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrew Lancaster
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Lira
Composer (Music Score)
Roland Gallois
Steven Jones-Evans
Production Designer
Paul Wiegard
Executive Producer
Liz Watts
Executive Producer
Emily Seresin
Costume Designer
Sam Petty
Sound/Sound Designer
Mullinars Consultants
Jane Norris
Daniel Nettheim
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