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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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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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 »

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[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 »

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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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Dark and darker....
20 September 2014 | by hammettandySee all my reviews

Despite the flat character development that some critics have talked about (and I agree with, with the exception of the female lead), I found this compelling viewing. It has a fantastic opening, which pulled me in, but what I found fascinating was the relentless feeling that it was all taking place in a truly dark place; where normal happy life had been extinguished. The story itself is dark enough, but the effect is to a large part the result of the choices made in the cinematography, with the acting of some of the cast also helping. Finally the location adds too, to the sense of a closed, remote world, full of evil... Real human evil, not some horror type fantasy!


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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:

EUR6,350,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,390,284
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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