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The Hunter
  • 2011

    Psychological thriller

    based on the novel by Julia Leigh



    Willem Dafoe,



    Daniel Nettheim



    Screenplay by Alice Addison
    Original Adaptation by Wain Fimeri & Daniel Nettheim



    Vincent Sheehan



    Robert Humphreys
    (Suburban Mayhem, Somersault)
  • Developed with the assistance of

    Screen Australia
    Screen Tasmania
    SPARK participant 2004
    Cinemart participant 2004


    International Sales

    Entertainment One


    Australia/New Zealand Distributor

    Madman Entertainment



    Screen Australia
    Screen NSW
    Screen Tasmania
    Porchlight Films


    Official Website


    View teaser trailer at official website
  • Theatrical Release

    In Cinemas 6 October 2011


    Where To Buy

    Original Soundtrack
    download now from iTunes 

    DVD & Blu-Ray
    available now from DVD retailers

    The Hunter (movie)
    download now from iTunes  

    The Hunter (novel)
    by Julia Leigh
    available from good booksellers
    or at www.penguin.com.au


Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh, The Hunter is a powerful psychological drama that tells the story of Martin, a mercenary sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a dramatic hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger. 


Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2011


Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, October 2011


Festival de Rio, Brazil, October 2011


Abu Dhabi Film Festival, October 2011


Doha International Film Festival, Qatar, October 2011


Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands, January 2012


Belgrade International Film Festival, Serbia, February 2012


Luxembourg City Film Festival, March 2012


South by Southwest, USA, March 2012


Beijing Panorama, China, April 2012


Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania, June 2012


Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, July 2012


Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, September 2012


AACTA Award for Best Cinematography
Robert Humphreys ACS


AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score
Matteo Zingales, Michael Lira, Andrew Lancaster