Director: Daniel Nettheim
Running time: 102 mins Released: 6th July 2012
About The Hunter
Martin (Willem Dafoe) is a skilled and ruthless mercenary who has left behind the trappings of an ordinary life. He is sent to the Australian wilderness by a military biotech company to find the Tasmanian tiger. Although rumoured to be extinct since the 1930s, Martin is despatched to bring back the animal's DNA for ominous reasons. Going undercover as a university researcher, he stays with a woman named Lucy (Frances O'Connor) and her young children. Still reeling from her husband's disappearance into the forest a year ago, Lucy spends her days in a numb, medicated state while her children run wild. Despite being a loner, Martin feels drawn to the unhappy family and his cover soon arouses suspicions with the local loggers. Will his new-found humanity save him from savagery, or is it a burden he must throw off to complete his task?