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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
Carice van Houten ... Anna
Paul Anderson ... Frank
Guy Pearce ... The Reverend
Frederick Schmidt ... Sheriff Zeke
Carla Juri ... Elizabeth Brundy
Tygo Gernandt ... Crawling outlaw
Emilia Jones ... Joanna
Naomi Battrick ... Narrator / Older Sam
Jack Roth ... Wolf
Vera Vitali ... Sally
William Houston ... Eli
Ivy George ... Sam
Justin Salinger ... Doctor
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Martin Koolhoven said that at some point during post-production, he had to contractually agree to cut a shorter version of the film if an American distributor would ask for it, and he could not take his credit of that version. He therefore decided to have the title "Koolhoven's Brimstone" in the beginning; if he would be obliged to make a shorter American version, he would simply take away his name from the title of the US version to indicate that it wasn't his preferred cut. In the end, the American distributor bought the rights without demanding any cuts. See more »

Goofs

The Accles & Shelvoke captive bolt pistol used to kill the pig was invented in 1913. 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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[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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Featured in De Kijk van Koolhoven: Spaghettiwestern (2018) See more »

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Portrays the dark side of the religion while maintaining the suspense until the end
29 December 2016 | by biosterminatorSee all my reviews

I am so glad I took the chance to watch it before premier. This movie may not have "the most unexpected ending"-factor like other top thrillers.However, the great acting and the setting manages to keep that thrill alive until the end.

As pointed by others, it is not suitable for faint-hatred and you may encounter some violent scenes which may make you feel utterly disgusted but this makes the film more realistic and leaves you craving for justice.

If TV-series like Game of thrones, Outlander, West World intrigues you this will as well.


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