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The Salvation (2014)

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In 1870s America, the fury of a notorious gang leader is unleashed when a peaceful American settler avenges the death of his family. Then as his cowardly fellow townspeople betray him, he is forced to hunt down the outlaws alone.

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Kristian Levring
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Jon Jensen
Eva Green ... Madelaine
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Henry Delarue
Eric Cantona ... Corsican
Mikael Persbrandt ... Peter Jensen
Douglas Henshall ... Sheriff Mallick
Michael Raymond-James ... Paul Delarue
Jonathan Pryce ... Mayor Nathan Keane
Alexander Arnold ... Voichek Borowski
Nanna Øland Fabricius ... Marie Jensen
Toke Lars Bjarke Toke Lars Bjarke ... Kresten Jensen
Sean Cameron Michael ... Lester
Carel Nel Carel Nel ... Stagecoach Whip
Kobus Swanepool Kobus Swanepool ... Stagecoach Gunman
José Domingos José Domingos ... Mr. Raul Delgado (as Jose Domingos)
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Storyline

The American West in the 1870s. A European settler, Jon Jensen (Mads Mikkelsen), has just welcomed his wife and son to the country when they are kidnapped and murdered. He takes revenge on the murderers, only to discover that one was the brother of a local land baron, Henry Delarue. Delarue runs the local town with a brutal hand. Now he wants vengeance on the man who killed his brother and the local townspeople are too scared of him to stand up to him. Jon is fighting more than just the local thugs, he is facing the entire town. Written by grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bad men will bleed.

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green have played characters who were mute, Mikkelsen in Valhalla Rising (2009), and Green in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Peter rescues Jon, they are pursued by Delarue and his men. In the first long shot, there are seven mounted pursuers. When the pursuers split into two groups, the groups comprise four and five riders respectively, for a total of nine. The next day, when Delarue and his riders return to town, there are nine horses with seven riders. It is possible (implied?) that Peter managed to kill two of the riders. It would be assumed that Peter's horse was killed which is why it was not brought back to town. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Wait! I didn't touch the boy.
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Connections

References High Noon (1952) See more »

User Reviews

 
Old style western
14 October 2015 | by gaston_openSee all my reviews

If you like traditional westerns you will enjoy this film.

These days you don't get to see American westerns very often, so is nice to see that genre is not dead thanks to productions like this one from Denmark or others like The Dark Valley (Das finstere Tal).

Mads Mikkelsen plays the main character with great professionalism, without excesses. Same thing with Eva Green, portraying a scarred mute woman that talks only with her eyes.

You have the good guy, the VERY bad guy, the town full of cowards, the tormented girl, the backstabbing character. All the things you expect to find in a good old western. If you add to that the good performances, my only advice is, see this movie.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Denmark | UK | South Africa | Sweden | Belgium

Language:

English | Danish | Spanish

Release Date:

27 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Salvation See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,651, 1 March 2015

Gross USA:

$44,903

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,363,964
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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