The Hunter

The Hunter Trailers

Original title شکارچی
Category Drama, Thriller
UK Release Date
Production year 2010
Production Country
Directors Rafi Pitts
Cast Rafi Pitts, Mitra Hajjar, Malek Jahan Khazai, Ali Nicksaulat, Ismaïl Amani, Amir Ayoubi, Hassan Ghalenoi, Ali Mazinani, Ossta Shah Tir, Hossein Nickbakht, Naser Madahi, Manoochehr Rahimi, Sara Kamrani, Fatemeh Alijani, Arash Faraghinejad
Distributor Curzon Artificial Eye


Ali (Rafi Pitts) alleviates the stresses of working nights by spending time with his family and hunting in the forests north of Tehran. However tragedy strikes when Ali's wife is accidentally killed in a police shoot-out with political demonstrators. Ali's own search for his missing six-year-old daughter ends in horror, which pushes him over the edge and he randomly shoots and kills two policemen. When Ali is captured by two bickering cops the line between hunter and hunted blurs. A stylish and engrossing thriller from the director of “It's Winter”, “The Hunter” evokes the films of Jean-Pierre Melville and the iconic American political thrillers of the 70s.