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The Dark Valley (2014)

Das finstere Tal (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Western | 13 February 2014 (Germany)
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Through a hidden path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Alps. Nobody knows where the stranger comes from, nor what he wants there. But everyone knows that they don't want him to stay.

Director:

Andreas Prochaska

Writers:

Martin Ambrosch (screenplay), Andreas Prochaska (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Riley ... Greider
Tobias Moretti ... Hans Brenner
Paula Beer ... Luzi
Thomas Schubert ... Lukas
Carmen Gratl Carmen Gratl ... Gaderin
Clemens Schick ... Luis Brenner
Helmuth Häusler Helmuth Häusler ... Hubert Brenner (as Helmuth A. Hausler)
Martin Leutgeb Martin Leutgeb ... Otto Brenner
Johannes Nikolussi Johannes Nikolussi ... Rudolf Brenner (as Johann Nikolussi)
Florian Brückner Florian Brückner ... Edi Brenner
Heinz Ollesch Heinz Ollesch ... Schmied
Franz Xaver Brückner Franz Xaver Brückner ... Franz
Xenia Assenza ... Maria
Beatrix Brunschko Beatrix Brunschko ... Mutter Lukas
Gerhard Liebmann ... Vater Lukas
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Through a hidden path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Alps. Nobody knows where the stranger comes from, nor what he wants there. But everyone knows that they don't want him to stay.

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Action | Drama | Western

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Trivia

The gun used by the main character is a Winchester 1873 lever-action repeating rifle. See more »

Goofs

When Greider shoots one of the Brenner brothers, you can see he is wearing a boot with plastic injection tread. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Luzi: [narrating] Some things may not be spoken of - things from the past - from long ago. But this does not mean you can ever forget them. There are things that can never be forgotten.
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Connections

Featured in La noche de...: La noche de... El valle oscuro (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Sinner Man
Traditional
Arrangement/Interpretation: Clara Luzia & Katharina Priemar
Performed by Clara Luzia
Recording & mix: Philipp Nikodem-Eichenhardt
Allegrofilm
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Mind-blowing.
12 September 2014 | by samthuppSee all my reviews

There isn't much to say about this movie. I was pretty thrilled to hear that Das Finstere Tal was chosen to be among the Oscar candidates. So I simply had to give it a shot, after all it's an Austrian movie. So what I've come to find is that, as you watch the film, it gets more and more awe-inspiring. Sam Riley's performance is simply impeccable. The cinematography stunningly created, the shots simply gorgeous and even the soundtrack is genuinely amazing. Andreas Prohaska has created something I haven't seen in a while. Bottom line, I'd highly recommend the movie to everyone interested in something refreshingly original, an alps-western (even if I never thought this genre would even exist).


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Austria | Germany

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Release Date:

13 February 2014 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,350,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,390,284
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2.35 : 1
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