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Autumn Blood (2013)

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High in the mountains, two orphaned children keep their mother's death secret. They survive until the villagers destroy their innocence when they brutally assault the girl. Now, the siblings must protect each other to survive.

Director:

Markus Blunder

Writers:

Stephen T. Barton (screenplay), Markus Blunder | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Lowe ... The Girl
Maximilian Harnisch Maximilian Harnisch ... The Boy
Peter Stormare ... The Mayor
Samuel Vauramo ... The Hunter
Gustaf Skarsgård ... The Butcher
Tim Morten Uhlenbrock Tim Morten Uhlenbrock ... The Friend
Annica McCrudden Annica McCrudden ... The Social Worker (as Annica Bejhed)
George Lenz ... The Clerk
Nelly Gschwandtner Nelly Gschwandtner ... The Hunter's Wife
Julia Dietze ... The Butcher's Wife
Hansa Czypionka ... The Priest
Jonas Laux Jonas Laux ... The Father
Jacqueline Le Saunier Jacqueline Le Saunier ... The Mother
Hannah Payr Hannah Payr ... Young Girl
Elias Doblander Elias Doblander ... Young Boy
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Storyline

High in the Mountains on a secluded farm a widowed mother dies leaving her two children alone and orphaned. Fearing being taken away and split up they keep their mother's death a secret and survive off the land with no one to rely on but each other. The sixteen year old sister is one with nature, innocent, and unaware of the evils that exist in mankind. Her ten year old brother is traumatized and mute from witnessing a disturbing incident years earlier (the death of his father) involving the town's Mayor. As the girl transitions into womanhood a harsh brutality destroys her innocence when savage hunters led by the Mayor's son attack and rape her. A social worker from a distant city arrives to investigate but ultimately it is the siblings who must come of age to protect each other and survive. Written by Anonymous

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The End of Innocence. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including rape, and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Austria | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Autumn Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Tirol, Austria

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Technical Specs

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(theatrical)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Clerk: The girl came to collect the family's payment a few times now. Normally the mother does that. And the last time she came, she looked bad. I mean, really bad actually. The payments are only for the kids and the mother. Where is the father?
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Majestic reflections on the nature of mankind and humanity.
1 December 2013 | by petherseySee all my reviews

Autumn Blood isn't your average film, I have to say. Being a cineast who loves to dig into films of drama and mystery genres, upon watching this film at the Hollywood Film Festival I thought it would be a standard genre film; the blurb certainly seemed to suggest this. Except...it's not like any other. Now when I talk about protagonists and antagonists, it's really hard to truly define who they are, for you see, Autumn Blood isn't just a film about the survival of a sister and brother. It holds a deeper, more subtle meaning to it, making the viewer question what it really means to be immoral and the true meaning of evil. Innocence is lost and life for the siblings will never be the same again. A truly brilliant movie that speaks it's own unique voice.


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