Seraphim Falls (2006)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  13 April 2007 (Taiwan)
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At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.


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In the 1860s, five men have been tracking a sixth across Nevada for more than two weeks. They shoot and wound him, but he gets away. They pursue, led by the dour Carver, who will pay them each $1 a day once he's captured. The hunted is Gideon, resourceful, skilled with a knife. Gideon's flight and Carver's hunt require horses, water, and bullets. The course takes them past lone settlers, a wagon train, a rail crew, settlements, and an Indian philosopher. What is the reason for the hunt; what connects Gideon and Carver? What happened at Seraphim Falls? Written by <>

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Never turn your back on the past. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 April 2007 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Bодопад Ангела  »

Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$155,560 (USA) (26 January 2007)


$413,877 (USA) (2 March 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The sunset shown about 47 minutes into the film, when Gideon descends the mountain, was also featured in the final shot of The Astronaut Farmer (2006). Both films were in production in New Mexico at the same time, albeit many miles apart. See more »


The .44 caliber bullet that Louise gives to Gideon for his pistol in exchange for his horse has two problems - it's a long rifle round, not a shorter pistol round, and it's a flat-nosed target round, not a regular round-nosed bullet. See more »


[first lines]
Hayes: Well, we definitely got I'm. I wouldn't say gut shot, but got 'im pretty good.
Pope: He didn't even take his rifle. Horse run off though.
Hayes: It's cleared up some. Why don't we get a move on.
Carver: Let him bleed...
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Arrangement by Jim Taylor
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great movie
2 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent western - with two great stars that show grit and go beyond their usual work. The photography is stunning and the story is meant to make you think - not pander to the usual formulaic plot. The first 30 minutes will make your hair stand up and the rest will keep you going - definitely a must see. Pay attention to the cameos at the end. They have gone about the heads of some reviewers, but really bring a sense of classical reference to the story. War has been a societal issue since ancient Greece, and perhaps we have not yet learned the lessons that need to be learned.

Kudos to the director who has brought together story, talent, and visual art in one epic piece.

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