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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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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
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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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Director Martin Koolhoven had been preparing the movie for 5 years, and had invested some of his own money in it. A cancellation would mean that he would be financially ruined himself, and he would lose the rights to his own screenplay. When funding for the movie almost fell through at the eleventh hour, he had to go to the hospital with symptoms of a heart attack. Fortunately, it turned out to be a panic attack from all the stress. Koolhoven maintains that although it may have seemed in the media that making Brimstone was a living hell (also due to some last-minute cast replacements), once the biggest hurdles had been taken, he had the time of his life filming his dream project with a wonderful cast and crew. Moreover, he was extremely happy to be able to shoot scenes in Almeria, Spain, where his favorite movie Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) had been filmed as well. See more »

Goofs

When hanging up the laundry at the start of the film, the articles of clothing change. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Featured in De Kijk van Koolhoven: Spaghettiwestern (2018) 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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Very dark movie
25 December 2018 | by peterkarapkSee all my reviews

Outstanding performance of all actors. Difficult, authentic scenes of very high quality. Movie has very dark story for strong stomach. I almost wasn't able to see it whole. I need a beer, before bed.


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English | Dutch

Release Date:

12 January 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,140,941
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2.35 : 1
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