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


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 ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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?


The movie's chapters would originally follow each other much faster. It was composer Junkie XL who suggested to put a few seconds of black screen in between, in order to give the audience some time to breathe. See more »


The inflamed reverend falls through the window when Liz shoots him. In the exterior shot there's nothing burning outside the cabin. (This could have been done deliberately for reasons explained in Trivia) 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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References Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »


Abide With Me
Written by Henry Francis Lyte and William Henry Monk
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Amazing. Truly unique **NO SPOILERS**
12 November 2017 | by dexton-84908See all my reviews

This film is epic. In every sense of the word.

Just when I thought, OK, this is a good film, the plot takes a turn. Once I grasped what this turn meant, I thought this is an excellent film.

Guy Pearce is in his best ever form. And I hated him. I physically HATED him for what he was doing. For me to buy into it so fully, that must be a great performance.

Fanning is wonderful too. Emilia Jones as the youngster is every bit as absorbing as all. Top acting, truly.

The film looks so bleak and grand it is up there as a classic sweeping western along with True Grit and the Clint classics.

Don't read any reviews that risk explaining how the story develops. This is a major tool of the film and you don't want to spoil that impact.

It's a long film. It could have twice that and I'd be happy.

I give this 10 out of 10 and have no qualms about that. it's an astonishing film.

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