12 min.DK/Short fictionAction, AdventureSilent films
Two hunters move through the jungle. They observe wildlife of various sorts: ostriches, a zebra, a hippopotamus. With a black servant as their tracker, they follow a trail. They camp for the night, but are awakened by a lion bringing down a kid goat. The lion also kills the hunters' horse. They shoot the lion, which is sitting out in the water. One hunter strikes a pose beside the dead lion and smokes a cigarette. The hunters spot another lion and shoot it. The lions are skinned, and their pelts are displayed to the camera. The hunters smoke another cigarette and offer one to the black servant as well.
The film is probably best described as a staged actuality. In Denmark, the making of this film received intense media coverage (animal rights crusaders, led by the minister of justice, tried to stop it from being made), and most spectators would have known that the lion hunt actually took place on the tiny island of Elleore. With some skill, the film weaves together material shot in several different locations: the hunters in the jungle were shot in a wood north of Copenhagen; the animals they observe were filmed at the Copenhagen Zoo (with the camera tilted downwards to hide the fences), and the lion scenes on Elleore.
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