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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Writer/director Martin Koolhoven had originally scripted the story as a conventional linear narrative, with ample flashbacks at the end to explain some of the events. However, the many long flashbacks became too disruptive to the narrative, so he decided on structuring it in four chapters, with a reversed chronology making the past a relevant part of it. See more »

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At roughly 1.00.00, Elizabeth bites a customer's tongue off. The customer then yells that she has done this, when he shouldn't be able to form words at all with no tongue. 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 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 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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A film that packs a punch.....and then some. If you can stomach it you'll love it.
14 April 2017 | by prestonmickSee all my reviews

My advice is don't watch this before bed because you probably won't sleep, but if you do sleep, expect nightmares! You think I'm joking, I'm not!! After saying that you'd expect a bad review but to be honest I thought this was a great film with a fantastic story, it's just very hard to watch.

What can I tell you other than you won't find it an enjoyable experience because it's deeply unsettling, disturbing, brutal and savage, but it's still an extraordinarily gripping film and Dakota Fanning especially is mesmerising.

I didn't watch a trailer before embarking on this journey into hell but I had read a couple of reviews but it still didn't prepare me for what was to come, so be warned! Saying that don't think there is gore and brutality thrown about simply as a shock factor. It's all very relative to the story, and one very twisted character which makes it so immersive and powerful.

An excellently made film and a gripping tale expertly told, incredibly acted out by a great cast.


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Release Date:

12 January 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

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Budget:

EUR12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,140,941
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