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Director Thomas Vinterberg's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1874 novel "Far from the Madding Crowd" mines that story with unabashed, joyful indulgence. Because of that earnest emotional embrace, the solid acting of Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene, and Charlotte Bruus Christensen's dazzling cinematography, the period piece successfully flaunts its 19th century elegance and melodramatic appeal.

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What does a respected member of a tight-knit community do when he finds himself erroneously charged with inappropriate sexual behavior with his best friend's five-year-old daughter Klara? For 40-year-old Danish kindergarten worker Lucas, the answer is a devastatingly intense emotional reaction when his colleagues and neighbors doubt him in "The Hunt," an emotionally confrontational and psychologically astute film.

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