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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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Martin Koolhoven
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10 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Dakota Fanning ... Liz
Kit Harington ... Samuel
Paul Anderson ... Frank
Carice van Houten ... Anna
Guy Pearce ... The Reverend
Tygo Gernandt ... Crawling outlaw
Carla Juri ... Elizabeth Brundy
Naomi Battrick ... Narrator / Older Sam
Emilia Jones ... Joanna
Frederick Schmidt ... Sheriff Zeke
Jack Roth ... Wolf
Vera Vitali ... Sally
William Houston ... Eli
Ivy George ... Sam
Justin Salinger ... Doctor
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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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Netherlands | France | Germany | Belgium | Sweden | UK | USA

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English | Dutch

Release Date:

12 January 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Amaldiçoada See more »

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€12,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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The outlaw gang of which Kit Harington and Jack Roth are part have stolen the gold in the town of Bismuth. When Kit throws his saddle on the floor in the church, a pouch falls out. On it, its says 'Bismuth' (the mining town where Joanna will later flee to). See more »

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When Elizabeth falls down in the Barn she hits her Head on a Barrel and passes out. That Barrel is missing in the next shot. 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 The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

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Easily the single best film of 2016
2 April 2017 | by pckqSee all my reviews

This film is absolutely amazing on so many levels. And i totally agree with those who said that BrimStone is the best film of 2016. It accomplishes that with ease even.

And lets say for a moment even if this film would not nonchalantly offend alt-right and religiously delusional hypocrites a like, purely from a cinematic standpoint BrimStone is a stunning piece of work.

I found that the characters, the story, the dialogue, the camera and lighting was so well crafted that the the sum of it all quickly pulled me in. BrimStone has that mesmerizing quality that lets you forget everything else around you while watching. The main villain was the most detestable character in a very long time. No spoilers here, but wow...

The classical music is absolutely beautiful and fits the theme, emotions and story extremely well. Somewhere i read that this film was 5 years in the making. And it shows every well crafted moment.

We watch films for emotional connections. And this film does connect so masterfully. And if you are unable to accomplish such, or find it hard to follow a simple story, there are still plenty of explosions and leather clad superheroes to brighten your day in other recent productions.

Don't watch the trailer. Ignore the insecure alt-right internet crap storm. And jump straight into this film without any spoilers. That way BrimStone is the most enjoyable experience. BrimStone is a classic,essential drama, in every sense of the word. Don't miss it!


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