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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
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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

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Taglines:

Bad men will bleed.

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

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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:

A Salvação 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When demanding "justice," Col. Delarue cites, "a tooth for a tooth." This incomplete biblical reference is from the Sermon on the Mount, which actually urges people to turn the other cheek rather than seeking retribution. See more »

Goofs

At the very end of the film the hero has been wounded in the knee and shoulder by bullets,however he mounts his horse with ease and trots away. See more »

Quotes

Corsican: Shoot! Do it!
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References High Noon (1952) See more »

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Quite good
6 September 2014 | by spaceman88See all my reviews

"The Salvation" drew my curiosity for two things: the lead and the fact that it's a Danish western.

The atmosphere of the wild-west is really well done and has immersed me in the mid 1800's, and with a well-paced narrative and suspense of a typical revenge-story told effectively.

Mads Mikkelsen shines as the lead but the overall cast is good. Compliments to the screenwriter, too, for creating several characters that I would wish to see more of.

However, what stops me from giving "The Salvation" an 8 or more is the ending, the very final scene. For me, it feels out of place, fake- looking and preachy. It's funny how less than a minute of a scenery- footage can lessen the quality of the entire story.

If you like Open Range, 3:10 to Yuma, True Grit and Unforgiven, you should certainly check this movie out.


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