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Das finstere Tal (2014)

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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

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Mystery | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

13 February 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dark Valley See more »

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Budget:

€6,350,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Austria to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

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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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Soundtracks

Sinner Man
Traditional
Performed by ONE TWO THREE CHEERS
AND A TIGER FEAT LANA SHARP
Arrangiert von Daniel Prochaska und Andreas Augustin
Wohnzimmer Records 2013
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Are We Watching the Same Film?
9 April 2015 | by MtoombSee all my reviews

The more "user reviews" I read on IMDb over the years, the more I am convinced that people post things without A) actually paying attention to the movie or B) A lick of forethought or critical thinking skills. The Dark Valley is a genre film, a revenge western set in the Alps instead of the Rockies. For anyone complaining that the main characters' motivations aren't talked about, did you watch the beginning? The opening scene explains it all in a matter of seconds. I mean come on you lazy viewers!! He only pulled out his pocket watch a half a dozen times to get the point across.

The Dark Valley is brilliant BECAUSE it doesn't treat viewers like the idiots that (obviously from these reviews) most of them are... There is no "I'm here to do THIS because of THAT" scene... It literally is not necessary if you just watch the movie. Sam Riley is great as The Stranger that so many have played in Westerns before, the plot is straight forward, the acting top notch, and the camera work is hauntingly beautiful. What else do you need from a Netflix gem?

And really? You didn't like the movie because of the song at the beginning? Sounds like something my teenage daughter would say... But seriously, it's an Austrian movie so OF COURSE it's going to have bad music. :) Too lazy to pay attention to nuance, but not too lazy to make asinine generalizations on the Internet.


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