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The Hunters

A group of people seated in front of a dead body.
November 6, 2022 - 7:00 pm

The Hunters

I Kynighi, Greece, 1977

When a hunting party finds the body of a communist partisan perfectly preserved in the snow, they carry it back to their lakeside lodge to open a formal inquest. Representatives of the conservative elite—politicians, military officers, businessmen, media figures—who have gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve 1977, they are suddenly confronted by the horrors that put them in power. Theo Angelopoulos once compared The Hunters to Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry and while an absurdist streak runs through the film it’s also one of the most pointed and damning political critiques of his career.

35mm, color, in Greek with English subtitles, 168 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriters: Theo Angelopoulos, Stratis Karras. With: Vangelis Kazan, Eva Kotamanidou, Giorgos Danis.