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Das finstere Tal (2014)

Not Rated | | Mystery, 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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26 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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

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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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Top-notch Revenge Western
24 November 2014 | by patbradley435See all my reviews

Some people have compared this movie to The Great Silence, which is quite a good movie, whereas this one excels in story and production values. The Great Silence is set in similar landscapes but this Western's location is stunningly beautiful and wonderfully filmed. The acting is quite simply brilliant and the story is extremely good. Though the story starts off quite slowly, it quietly builds into a quality revenge movie with a bit of a difference, as you will see. It has huge emotional impact and I would put this up there with Shane, High Noon & The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. I am telling it how it is - just watch and see. Hollywood will remake this, I am certain but it will never be anywhere near as good. Even the soundtrack is excellent and used to good effect in one certain scene, which may or may not work for you (you'll know what I mean when you watch it). Quite simply a magnificent German movie achievement. A deserved 10/10. I loved it. My favorite Western in years.


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