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Das finstere Tal (2014)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Western | 13 February 2014 (Germany)
Through a hidden path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Alpes. Nobody knows where the stranger comes from, nor what he wants there. But everyone knows that they don't want him to stay.

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Hans Brenner
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Luzi
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Lukas
Carmen Gratl ...
Gaderin
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Luis Brenner
Helmuth Häusler ...
Hubert Brenner (as Helmuth A. Hausler)
Martin Leutgeb ...
Otto Brenner
Johannes Nikolussi ...
Rudolf Brenner (as Johann Nikolussi)
Florian Brückner ...
Edi Brenner
Heinz Ollesch ...
Schmied
Franz Xaver Brückner ...
Franz
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Maria
Beatrix Brunschko ...
Mutter Lukas
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Vater Lukas
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Through a hidden path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Alpes. Nobody knows where the stranger comes from, nor what he wants there. But everyone knows that they don't want him to stay.

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Mystery | Western

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El valle oscuro  »

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€6,350,000 (estimated)
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Official submission of Austria to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

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When Greider shoots one of the Brenner brothers, you can see he is wearing a boot with plastic injection tread. See more »

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Luzi: [narrating] Some things may not be spoken of - things from the past - from long ago. But this does not mean you can ever forget them. There are things that can never be forgotten.
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How Dare You
Performed by Steaming Satellites
Musik:Max Borchardt, Emanuel Krimplstätter & Matthäus Weber
text:Max Borchardt
published by BMG Rights Managements GmpH, Atze & Keule Musikvirlag
Mit Freundicher Genehmigung von BMG rights Managements GmpH
Atze & keule musikvirlag und Steaming Satellites
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Gripping - see it!
29 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Great! The "Western" genre works surprisingly well in the alpine setting. The slow pace of the movie fits the gritty mood perfectly. What starts off like a "Whodunit?" quickly turns into a vendetta as the underlying plot is slowly revealed. Visually the film is expertly done and on par with any triple-A Hollywood movie. The acting is top notch by the whole cast. Some critics have complained that the movie takes itself too seriously and lacks humor. I think this is completely missing the point: a movie called "The Dark Valley" is clearly not angled like a dark comedy. Furthermore, nineteenth century winter life in an isolated mountain town is anything but fun, lending credibility to the concise dialogue and harshness of expression of the characters. The immersion is great, the story works well and thus the movie is definitely a must see in my opinion.


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