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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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Credited cast:
Dakota Fanning ... Liz
Guy Pearce ... The Reverend
Carice van Houten ... Anna
Kit Harington ... Samuel
Paul Anderson ... Frank
Emilia Jones ... Joanna
Carla Juri ... Elizabeth Brundy
Naomi Battrick ... Narrator / Older Sam
Vera Vitali ... Sally
William Houston ... Eli
Frederick Schmidt ... Sheriff Zeke
Jack Roth ... Wolf
Ivy George ... Sam
Bill Tangradi ... Nathan
Tygo Gernandt ... Crawling outlaw
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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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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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2.35 : 1
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The outlaw gang of which Kit Harington and Jack Roth are part have stolen the gold in the town of Bismuth. When Kit throws his saddle on the floor in the church, a pouch falls out. On it, its says 'Bismuth' (the mining town where Joanna will later flee to). See more »

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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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References Bone Tomahawk (2015) See more »

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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 enjoyable because it's deeply unsettling, disturbing, brutal and savage, but it's still extraordinary 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 as a shock factor. It's all very relative to the story and makes it so powerful. An excellently made film , a gripping tale expertly told, incredibly acted out by a great cast.


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