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In “The Hunter,” directed by Daniel Nettheim, Willem Dafoe plays a man . Tasmanian tiger, referred imprecisely to its relationship to the wolf. I love Willem Dafoe in pretty much everything he's ever done. you "HEY THIS IS GOING TO END BADLY" or other such obvious tropes to the was in the moments where he and his strange relationship with the family were. Matt reviews Daniel Nettheim The Hunter starring Willem Dafoe, there's no time to gradually build his relationship with his host family.
I think the script was a lot better in than it was in and it was a lot better in than it was in One of the central problems in the film is the battle between people who work in the logging industry loggies and environment conservationists greenies.
Were Tasmanians friendly on location or did you have any problems like the ones we see in the movie? Tasmania, apart from having a big forestry industry, has a very big tourist industry so naturally the first instinct is to be very welcoming to outsiders who come to the island.End scene from movie - "The Hunter"
We realized it was impossible to tell a story set in the Tasmanian landscape without touching that debate. You were on location for seven weeks and Tasmania is known for its inclement weather.
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What were the biggest challenges of working in exteriors? There were definitely two main challenges, one was navigating our way through the political climate on the island, getting support from loggers, greenies, politicians and everybody else. So really we had a shooting schedule every day but it was very adaptable.
The conditions I preferred to shoot in were fog, mist, rain, snow. I was least happy shooting in full sun. Are you planning to have your next movie take place exclusively in interiors?
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Really for me the next choice will be a good story, regardless of whether it takes place in exteriors or interiors. Can you talk about this?
We made conscious decisions when choosing the locations to find places that would underscore the emotional journey of the film. Was your aim to make the whole story be specifically about finding redemption? At a certain point in the story this man is taking stock of his past actions and is wanting to find redemption.
One of the dangerous things about this myth of the tiger still being alive is that it kind of collectively let us off the hook for the destruction that actually happened to it. The film is filled with amazing performances. Willem in particular was quite haunting. What kind of preparation did Willem undertake?
Survival of the Fittest: An Interview with 'The Hunter' Director, Daniel Nettheim
While on location did you ever hope to run into the Tasmanian tiger? Can you imagine the publicity?
- Dafoe hopes Tassie Tiger still exists
- TIFF 2011: THE HUNTER Review
Plot[ edit ] Mercenary Martin David Willem Dafoe is hired by military biotech company Red Leaf to go to Tasmania and gather samples of the Tasmanian tigerwith further instructions to kill all remaining tigers to ensure no competing organization will get their DNA. Posing as a university biologist, Martin lodges in the home of the Armstrong family: Lucy is perpetually benumbed from prescribed medication, taken after the disappearance of her environmentalist husband, Jarrah Armstrong.
Speculation surrounds Jarrah's disappearance, particularly with regards to a longstanding conflict between the local loggers who are in desperate need of jobs, and the 'greenies', a group of environmentalists who have set up road blocks to the forest to prevent its deforestation. Martin goes into the bush for twelve days at a time, setting up various steel traps and makeshift snares, while waiting patiently to see if a tiger will surface. During his short stays at the Armstrongs' to resupply, Martin slowly befriends the children, and discovers that Lucy's medication is delivered to her by Jack Mindy Sam Neillwho has been unofficially looking in on the family.
Martin confiscates Lucy's medication, and bathes her while she is unconscious, after realizing the detrimental effects of her dependency. During one return from the bush, Martin finds Lucy has recovered from the symptoms of her addiction.
Jamie provides Martin with a clue as to the tiger's whereabouts: From the drawing, Martin is able to deduce the tiger's location on his map. On his next trip out, Martin stumbles across Jarrah's skeletal remains and discovers that he had been shot through the head.
Martin gives him a proper burial, but does not reveal his findings to the Armstrong family.