“The Hunt”: false accusation of child sexual abuse. A movie review

 

Lucas is a nursery school teacher in a small Danish town who is wrongly accused of sexually abusing a child. The film documents how he is ostracized by the community as a result.  Wikipedia

Great. False accusations, sex hysteria, in a (almost) mainstream movie that wins prizes in the Cannes film festival.

[In]The Hunt, the charge of pedophilia again plays an explosive role, only this time the allegation is based on an impulsive lie, making it even more bitter when the fallout spirals violently out of control. It’s difficult to watch but riveting. The Hunt: Cannes Review | Hollywood Reporter

Don’t miss the movie “The Hunt”, a compelling prize winning movie about the sexual abuse hysteria of the 1980’s.

Trailer: The Hunt

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The Hunt: a summary.

Child sex trauma myth, and lack of due process, the root causes of all evil here

Klara (Annika Wedderkopp), the young daughter of Lucas’ closest friend Theo (Thomas Bo Larsen), develops an innocent crush on him. But when her displays of affection overstep normal boundaries, Lucas gently draws a line, which she misinterprets as a hurtful rebuff.

See. A scared Kindergarten teacher has to DRAW a LINE against a display of affection by a 5 year old. Why? Why can’t he allow a child’s affection? Because of the child sex trauma myth and subsequent legal and societal sanctions.

Her imagination sparked by a pornographic image glimpsed on her brother’s iPad, Klara responds to the concerned questions of kindergarten supervisor Grethe (Susse Wold) by saying that Lucas exposed himself to her.

Society’s sex hysteria traumatized and angered the child. Now sex hysteria will traumatize her further. And ruin the life of an innocent man, accused of a hyped-up crime that he did not commit and that is not as damaging as society claims it is (Rind Study, Disclaimer)

The film stirs indignation via the blind ineptitude with which Grethe addresses the allegation, involving a seemingly under-qualified external child psychologist, colleagues, parents, and eventually, police. But what’s even more upsetting is Lucas’ helplessness to correct the misinformation, given that Grethe refuses to tell him the source or even the exact nature of the charge. Parents advised to look for signs of trauma in their children suddenly begin seeing them everywhere. The Hunt: Cannes Review | Hollywood Reporter

See Elisabeth Loftus’s “Creating false memories” 2  Note also that unsubstantiated allegations are enough to ruin a man’s life. There is no due process for men in child sex abuse case, nor in rape accusations. See the false rape society.

 

Virtually overnight, Lucas finds himself ostracized by the community, shunned by all but one loyal friend (Lars Ranthe), physically assaulted and subjected to a particularly vicious reprisal that causes both him and Marcus considerable grief.

We wrote about vigilante justice in Dangerous pedophile hunters threaten harmless pedophile (Jack McClellan)

While witch-hunt stories like this one peaked in the news some 20 years ago and have been dramatized on TV and film before, The Hunt is still shocking. That’s thanks to the skill with which Vinterberg, Lindholm and editors Anne Osterud and Janus Billeskov Jansen modulate the crescendo of paranoia, judgement and injustice.

Adding to the sorrow at the drama’s heart is Klara’s confusion. Even when she volunteers that it was a silly thing she made up, her mother (Anne Louise Hassing) muddies her grasp of the situation with leading talk about the repression of unpleasant memories.

Adult hysteria is the main problem.

Let me stress, this is a very benign case because there is no intelligent adult maliciously and actively promoting false accusations, like in divorce proceedings.

However, any sense of individual responsibility remains secondary to the sober acknowledgement of the role played by societal conditioning and adults’ instinctive belief in the innocence of children. Following a painful resolution, the film’s chilling coda makes it clear that the damage can never really be undone. The Hunt: Cannes Review | Hollywood Reporter

If anyone understands the chilling coda, please write a comment. Neither me nor my partner understood it when in the movie theater.

The movie did not dare to touch the true epidemic of willful planned false accusations, nor with the impunity for adult false accusers (that are mostly female). Both false child abuse allegations and false rape allegations are rampant, supported by inquisitional laws that protect accusers and take the word of ONE child or ONE woman as incontrovertible proof.

S.A.I.D (Sexual Abuse Allegations in Divorce)

Guyer and Ash (1986) noted a marked increase in the number of sexual abuse allegations in contested custody cases: 33% of 400 court-ordered evaluations in the preceding 5 years. Many matrimonial attorneys report that they are now handling more custody cases with sexual abuse allegations (Fisk, 1989; Kaser-Boyd, 1988). Ekman (1989) reports that according to some judges, sexual abuse is alleged in 10% or more of all custody disputes reaching their courts. Raskin reports that since 1974 he has conducted polygraph examinations on persons accused of sexual abuse of children. Test outcomes consistent with truthful denial of sexual abuse have increased from 50% in the 1974-82 period to 79% truthful in 1983-87. A large proportion of those allegations arose in domestic relations disputes (Raskin & Yuille, 1989).

There is disagreement over how many of these accusation are false, although most estimates range between 20% and 80%. Thoennes and her colleagues report that in 33% of the cases in their survey no abuse was believed to have occurred. Sexual Abuse Allegations in Divorce and Custody Disputes

Human-Stupidity Analysis

Child sex trauma myth, and loss of due process, the root causes of all evil here

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  1. 5 year old Clara gave cute presents to Lucas and planted an “inappropriate” kiss squarely onto her teacher’s mouth. Lucas acted according to the modern child sex hysteria script: He was obliged to rebuff and correct the girl. This confused, hurt and angered the girl and gave rise to angry accusations.  Once again, Child Sex Trauma Theory Traumatizes Children. Had Lucas lived in a different society, one that would allow him to acknowledge the somewhat sexualized infatuation of the 5 year old girl, nothing would have happened. (Disclaimer)
  2. All adults honestly thought they were acting in the best interest of the child to take these allegations very seriously. Our entire society is under the spell of the false Child Sex Trauma Myth.
  3. “Children don’t lie”.  “Women don’t lie”. This false dogma caused men to lose due process rights in legal proceedings. Unproven, uncorroborated claims by children are enough to get a man convicted. The old criminal standard “proven beyond reasonable doubt” has been abolished.
  4. Science like the Rind Study indicates that consensual adult child sex does not cause major harm (disclaimer). So even if he really had done what he was accused of, if he had shown an erect penis to a consenting 5 year old girl, that would not have caused major damage (disclaimer).
  5. Tea Abuse: How a traumatic event impacts children depends on how the adults cope with it.
  6. We can see how adults steered the child towards telling more abuse stories, and discouraged the child’s statements that really nothing had happened. Don’t miss the powerful research by Elisabeth Loftus’s “Creating false memories” 2
  7. Lucas never fought back, not even with police complaints. His dog got poisoned, he got beaten, his adolescent son got beaten by a monstrous man, stones thrown into his house. But he never fought back.
  8. Physical violence is much more acceptable then an unproven instance of the tiniest glimpse at male sex organs
  9. The sex abuse hysteria spread and other children came forward with abuse stories. But the children invented a story about being abused in a basement in a house that has no basement. That clear proof saved him.
  10. Lucas was victim of an extremely benign false accusation, invented by a 5 year old and parroted by other 5 year olds.  If the false accusation were planned by a scheming ex-wife and her lawyer, it would not get disproven so easily (S.A.I.D) 4 Most men in the same situation really
  1. IMDB (The Hunt)
  2. Danish hysteria drama ‘The Hunt’ blows away Cannes
  3. Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor prize at Cannes for his performance as an innocent man accused of child molestation in this ferociously powerful new film by Thomas Vinterberg
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  5. Rotten Tomatoes (The Hunt)
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11 thoughts on ““The Hunt”: false accusation of child sexual abuse. A movie review”

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    I believe modern sex offender trials are basically what they used to call “kangaroo” trials! ( one-sided “tribunals” that literally “bounced” innocent folks to prison.) And “zero-liability!?!” Man, you talk about one very NAZI concept! I thought I read on this blog something about it only being a “matter of time” before they start rounding people up and sending them into the (FEMA?) camps! Guess you guys (skeptics of the Michael Shermer genre) didn’t like what he had to say and struck his comments from the blog. Too bad. He made some damn good points.*** Fat Albert, if that was you, all I can say is.. “sorry they struck down ( flagged ) all those good comments of yours. You’re one of those people who has the sheer raw “NERVE” to tell it EXACTLY like it IS! You “pull no punches!” Good honest people like yourself often have a very hard “go” of it! They suffer a LOT of rejection! In a world governed by close-minded skepticism, cemented beliefs, and universal deceipt, telling the truth is a “revolutionary act” and often an act of WAR! Carry on, dear soul. I wonder how long it’ll take for some angry “stiff-neck” moderator to flag THIS posting! ( ? ).

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      Also, I really do hope that the movie “The Hunt” does make it onto the Big Screen! But!…if it DOES actually make it into movie theatres, it will have to do so with absolutely “NO” media support whatsoever! ( You wouldn’t BELIEVE the sheer TIGHTNESS of the Media’s existing “gag-order” on this subject! ) Nancy Grace and other sex-hating Media Fascists are sure to flat-out “RIP” on the film!The authorities are also gonna to be mad about it! It will also have to pass one very MEAN critical review ( the reviewers being TOTALLY against ANYTHING at all that speaks out against the “inquisition” currently taking place! ) I hate to think of the “smoldering” reviews the movie would almost certainly get if it DID somehow manage to get onto the Big Screen!!! In short, I do “support” THE HUNT making it into mainstream theatres…but “FAT CHANCE” of THAT ever happening! I mean , let’s “GET REAL here! This is one of those movies that will be DAMN lucky if it even gets to be featured on T.V.( Forget the Big Screen!). In all out likelihood, if “THE HUNT” doesn’t lose too much “funding” altogether, it will probably have to be featured ( yep..’fraid so! ) “online,” which is still a whole lot better than not getting “featured” at all! It would be GREAT if “THE HUNT” at least made it onto Television. But “realistically”…

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    This in “reply” to admin’s april 15th posting. Actually, It’s even “WORSE” than that!!.. You see, all sex offenses are 150% “zero-liability” crimes! That is a constitutional crisis nightmare! “Zero liability” means that, basically, if a picture of a nude kid gets tossed out a fricken car window and that picture lands on your front lawn…zero liability!, it’s off to the penetentury with you!! Yeah,..”zoinks!”(as Shaggy would have said!) You don’t even have to know that the picture was ON your front lawn!! Zero liability means you don’t have to do ANYTHING wrong whatsoever! Surveillance videos may not even be “admitted” into evidence (Judges have “WAY” to much power when it comes to deciding what evidence is to be presented, what witnesses are permitted to come forth, what testimonies are to be struck from the record, etc!… Judges can send people up the river for LIFE by refusing to allow evidences and testimonies that could have proven a “perceived” scum-bag’s INNOCENCE! ‘shit’s no joke!

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      I really do support “THE HUNT” making it onto mainstream movie theatres. But Don’t get your “hopes” up! Here’s why: For one thing, the movie will have to make it onto the Big Screen with absolutely “NO” Media support whatsoever! ( You wouldn’t BELIEVE the sheer TIGHTNESS of the existing Media “gag-order” In this area!) It will probably be viciously “rebuked” by the likes of Nancy Grace! The movie will also have to pass one very MEAN critical review ( by critics who are dead-set against ANYTHING at all that speaks out against the “inquisition” currently taking place )! I hate to imagine the “smoldering” reviews the movie would probably get if it actually DID manage to get itself onto the Big Screen! Man, it’s time to “GET REAL” here. This is one of those films that will be DAMN lucky if it even gets a spot on regular television. . In all out likelihood, “THE HUNT” will probably have to be content with only being featured ( yep,.. ‘fraid so! ) “online.” But that’s still a lot better than nothing at all. If this movie ( THE HUNT ) actually does “make it” onto the Big Screen, It will be the very FIRST time a “pro-PEDO” movie ( that’s what the “critics” are sure to call it ) ever did so! Don’t go placin’ any BETS on it!**

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    Accepting uncorroborated accusations by children and women as FACTS is the root cause of this evil.

    In the past, when children and women were not believed unconditionally, due process protected people from false accusations. Leveling false accusations required meticulous planning and planting of false evidence. Not it just takes a few words.

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    @Larner
    “We would probably all be arrested if the children said we dropped our pants and flashed them.”
    Yes, you most surely would have and you’d probably still be rotting in prison now, as a despised ‘pedo’ being sodomized and beaten daily, assuming you hadn’t committed suicide after finally accepting the total HOPELESSNESS of your situation; as many such falsely accused men do.

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      What did “WE” used to get our foolish little asses BEAT for when we were growing up!? Telling “LIES!!!” Hey hey hey!! Children don’t have the ability to lie!…Yeah, sure..That’s what kids used to get their BUTTS whipped for! Every storybook ever written contains instances where children would get in trouble for telling FIBS! I’m very “cool” with the kids I encounter. I also don’t make it a habit of “hanging out” with them. ( why tempt fate!!?**) I don’t want to risk pissing ANY of them off! I sure as HELL don’t want to end up having one of them “get back at me” by telling the cops that I did something “naughty” with one of their little sisters!!! There aint no protection for the “innocent” when it comes to “sex offenses!”

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        Exactly. The erosion of the presumption of innocence, the requirement to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt, the destruction of due process is the root of feminist evil.

        Women don’t lie, children don’t lie. So men go to prison based on any accusation. Except if the accuser is stupid and makes accusations that can be disproved by surveillance videos or other unassailable proof

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    Like the 2008 Documentary “Witch Hunt” and many other real life cases, most notably the Michael Jackson case.

    Kids do lie, especially when they’re told to do so.

    Years ago, my buddies and I were fishing by the local pond, and a young man who looked to be in his early twenties along with two toddlers showed up with poles.

    My friend removed our poles so he and the toddlers could fish there while we sat by a fire.

    We were being a bit loud, laughing and joking, what can you expect, we’re a bunch of teenagers having a night out.

    They left after half an hour and then the local police showed up. Parking their vehicles in a way where the entrance is blocked so that no one will be able to “escape”.

    The officers came over, and started to question us about what we’re doing there as if we’re criminals. Then one officer told us that they got complaints from a young kid that we’re yelling and cursing at them while they’re trying to fish there. The officer adds that since the toddlers told him so, he thinks it’s real because “children don’t lie”.

    Then comes the claim where we’re doing drugs, and of course, he had a hassle with the police for about 15 minutes due to the fact that they think we are indeed doing drugs because again “children don’t lie”.

    A mere accusation by a young man (who turns out to be 14 or something) and two toddlers about drugs and cursing can land the kids that are known to not be in trouble being questioned like criminals and the only reason they did so is because “children don’t lie”?

    We would probably all be arrested if the children said we dropped our pants and flashed them.

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