The Hunter teaser trailer

28 July, 2011 by IF

Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, The English Patient, Platoon) stars in this psychological thriller shot in Tasmania.

Directed by debutant Daniel Nettheim and based on the acclaimed Julia Leigh novel, The Hunter tells the story of Martin (Dafoe), a mercenary sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a dramatic hunt for the last Tasmanian Tiger.


Against his wishes, Martin’s only option is to stay at a base camp house with the despondent wife and spirited children of a missing zoologist.

Drawn deeper into the wild landscape in his search for the mysterious Tiger, Martin’s unexpected connection to the family and majestic wilderness around him, forces him to confront the reality of his work and personal morality, with dramatic consequences.

The film, which has been selected for this year's Toronto International Film Festival, also stars Frances O'Connor (Blessed) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park).

Distributed by Madman, The Hunter will be released on October 6.