The Hunt

Niek Koppen Long documentary - 1997 - 90 min.

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Lange Documentaire Niek Koppen

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England has about 200 hunts with 250,000 members and supporters that maintain an age-old aristocratic tradition. For many people in Britain, the fox hunt symbolises traditional country life, but it also has many opponents. In The Hunt Niek Koppen looks for the significance of the fox hunt in the country. The camera registers idyllic pictures of huntmen and their dogs as well as shocking images of dead horses and foxes, but the film does not take sides for or against hunting. In Shopshire Koppen follows a hunt master and his two drivers, but also shows protests by anti-hunt activists.

Credits

Director(s) Niek Koppen
Script Niek Koppen
Kees Ryninks
Garry Marvin
Producer(s) Kees Ryninks
Production Company
Director of Photography
Chris Cox
Editing
Sound on Set
Alastair Widgery
Music
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands