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Brimstone (2016)

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From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... The Reverend
Dakota Fanning ... Liz
Emilia Jones ... Joanna
Carice van Houten ... Anna
Kit Harington ... Samuel
Paul Anderson ... Frank
William Houston ... Eli
Charlotte Croft Charlotte Croft ... Abigail
Ivy George ... Sam
Bill Tangradi ... Nathan
Jack Roth ... Wolf
Jack Hollington ... Matthew
Carla Juri ... Elizabeth Brundy
Vera Vitali ... Sally
Naomi Battrick ... Narrator / Older Sam


A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) - a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she's no victim - a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming. Written by Anonymous

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Retribution is coming

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal bloody violence, strong sexual content including disturbing behavior, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Netherlands | France | Germany | Belgium | Sweden | UK | USA


English | Dutch

Release Date:

12 January 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Amaldiçoada See more »


Box Office


€12,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tom Holkeborg aka Junkie XL composed the music for Brimstone. Some of the parts were based on Johan Sebastian Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. See more »


When a bad guy is shot in his head in the desert, blood is splattered on the camera lens . See more »


[first lines]
Liz: [narrating] As life progresses, images blur. All that remains are memories. Some of them true, some of them false. I remember her well - at least I think I do. She was a warrior. In the old century, you had to be in order to survive.
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Abide With Me
Written by Henry Francis Lyte and William Henry Monk
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How Might Be the Heart of Someone that Writes Such a Story?
29 December 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"Brimstone" is one film that arises emotion and stays in the viewer. The long and realistic story is one of the gloomiest, most depressing, cruel and unfair without redemption ever written. However, let me make clear that the film is excellent and the viewer shall not give up watching in the beginning. The screenplay divided in four parts - Revelation, Exodus, Genesis and Retribution - is perfect, disclosing the non-chronological saga of the protagonist Liz / Joanna. The cast is magnificent, with Guy Pearce representing the personification of evil and Dakota Fanning difficult to be recognized in the role of a "cursed" woman, supported by Carice van Houten and Kit Harington. The locations, costumes and cinematography are top notch and the haunting music score is also magnificent. The only question that remains is how might be the heart of someone that writes such a story? My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Amaldiçoada" ("Cursed")

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