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Thomas Vinterberg returns to a dark subject in 'The Hunt'

Thomas Vinterberg returns to a dark subject in 'The Hunt'

Danish director Thomas Vinterberg thought he was past pedophilia.

His 1998 breakout, "The Celebration," tackled the dark, scary topic, focusing on the largely sexual secrets revealed at a family birthday party involving possible past child molestations.

A few months after the film opened, Vinterberg was approached by a prominent psychologist bearing reports of children who had imagined abuses that had never happened, and how their deceits nevertheless would spread "like a virus," the director recalled. But that was the beginning and end of the conversation.

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