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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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Henry Delarue
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Corsican
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Peter Jensen
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Sheriff Mallick
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Paul Delarue
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Mayor Nathan Keane
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Voichek Borowski
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Marie Jensen
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Kresten Jensen
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Lester
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Stagecoach Gunman
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Mr. Raul Delgado (as Jose Domingos)

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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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Bad men will bleed.

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Drama | Western

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Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

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27 February 2015 (USA)  »

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A Salvação  »

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€10,500,000 (estimated)

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$5,000 (USA) (27 February 2015)

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$5,000 (USA) (27 February 2015)
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The role of Jon's brother, Peter, was intended for Mads Mikkelsen's brother, Lars Mikkelsen. When he dropped out, Mads Mikkelsen suggested Mikael Persbrandt to replace him. See more »

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Near the end, the sheriff and his men are approaching Jon on their horses. The sheriff's badge is on his left lapel but in the next shot the badge has switched to his right lapel and then finally it's back on his left lapel. See more »

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

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Quite good
6 September 2014 | by (Belgium) – See 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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