Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh, The Hunter is a powerful psychological drama that tells the story of Martin (Willem 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 the majestic wilderness around him, forces him to confront the reality of his work and personal morality, with dramatic consequences. The movie made its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.
Willem Dafoe has been nominated for two Oscars; for Best Actor in the 1986 Best Picture Oscar winning film Platoon, and Best Supporting Actor for the 2000 movie Shadow Of The Vampire. Willem Dafoe was born on July 22, 1955, in Appleton, Wisconsin. His most controversial role; that of Jesus Christ in Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation Of Christ.