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
Just before shooting, Mia Wasikowska backed out of the production due to exhaustion. When one of the movie's financiers also pulled out, the movie was nearly bankrupted before any footage was shot, since the crew had already been hired and complete sets had been built. When Guy Pearce took the plane to come to Europe, he took a huge risk, because the financing was not completely in place. However, he had been very enthusiastic about his Reverend character since meeting with director Martin Koolhoven, and his presence was a deciding factor in securing the rest of the budget. Within a few days, Wasikowska was replaced by Dakota Fanning (who had already been considered for the part, but had availability problems before), but then Robert Pattinson suddenly backed out. Luckily, Kit Harington was prepared to cut his holiday short, leaving him only a few days to get to the set and prepare for filming. In 2017, Robert Pattinson admitted he had backed out, because he thought the movie would not happen, since Wasikowska had pulled out. He said he deeply regretted not doing the movie. See more »
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 »
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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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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