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

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Martin Koolhoven
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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 Jack Hollington ... Matthew
Carla Juri ... Elizabeth Brundy
Vera Vitali ... Sally
Naomi Battrick ... Narrator / Older Sam
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Storyline

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

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Brimstone was very well sold around the world. It was sold in more than 80 countries in the world, becoming the most sold Dutch production ever. Commercially, however, it enjoyed most of its success in its native Netherlands; in the USA, the movie was almost immediately released on video on demand. See more »

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The Accles & Shelvoke captive bolt pistol used to kill the pig was invented in 1903. Though the movie does not specify what year it is, the voice-over talks about 'the old century ', which means the epilogue is probably set in the 20th century and the rest in the three decades before. See more »

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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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References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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Abide With Me
Written by Henry F. Lyte (as Henry Francis Lyte) and William H. Monk (as William Henry Monk)
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Best movie of LFF this year
17 October 2016 | by martinkoolhovenmarcspSee all my reviews

Critics have compared this movie to The Night of the Hunter, which makes sense, because of the scary reverend and it quotes some of the same biblical texts, but to me this movie felt much more like a mix between Cormac McCarthy's 'Blood Meridian', Garth Ennis' Preacher and Jodorowsky's El Topo, yet in a completely original way. While these three stories are very muscular, Brimstone's leading characters are female and the film even has a feminist message. Because stories like the ones mentioned before are violent, some people will have a problem with this. But in the end, Brimstone seems to show the world as it probably was and maybe even still is in some parts. Impressive writing, acting and film making skills.


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Release Date:

12 January 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

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EUR12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,140,941
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2.35 : 1
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