The dark valley

The dark valley

Streaming Video - 2014 | German
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A mysterious stranger arrives in a snow capped Austrian mountain village claiming to be a travelling photographer from America, yet is in fact an embittered gunfighter on a mission of vengeance.
Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 114 min.)) : sd., col


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Jun 26, 2018

A very good movie. Not much dialogue but expression and tense moments. Not quite a western but reminds you of one. Beautiful alpine scenery.
The additional making of the movie is very interesting.

Jul 14, 2017

Excellent .... loved it!

Jun 03, 2017

A well-written and incredibly tense Austrian Western that takes its time to build an engrossing atmosphere and benefits all the more from a strong cast, a gripping revenge story and a spectacular cinematography that explores the locations to their greatest extent.

Jul 29, 2016

This is nothing more than a 2nd rate version of the Clint Eastwood "High Plains Drifter" with lots of Mittel Yurropean angst. If the director had used the Sergio Leone motto used by Eli Wallach in "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly": "shoot, don't talk", this one would have been over in half the time and better for it too.

May 24, 2016

EXCELLENT movie. You really couldn't tell it was subtitled (didn't go off as comically talking). We do enjoy foreign films. The main actor is one that I have seen in movies before. He was in 13 and also Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Jul 14, 2015

Awesome, dark and moody revenge "western", set in the stark, coldly beautiful Austrian alps. Certainly a nod towards "High Plains Drifter", and not a remake or rip off of that, but owes something to that film. Sam Riley nails it as a tortured, angry avenger, fighting against injustice in the wilderness. Slow burning excellence!

Jun 25, 2015

Decent enough film- it's slowly paced but the ending packs enough punch to sustain some interest in the movie. I think it would be a misnomer to call this a Western, a better description would be " a drama set in the wilderness ".

Jun 25, 2015

Clint Eastwood meets Sigmund Freud in Andreas Prochaska’s Teutonic oater set in the Wild Wild West of the Austrian alps and that country’s official submission to the 2015 Academy Awards. Bleak and moody in tone (in other words, Austrian) Prochaska makes the most of his breathtaking alpine locations where every mountain peak looms like the hand of God and snowy shadows are steeped in menace. His villagers, trudging about their wilderness home like disconsolate wraiths, are a study in rock bottom despair—the truth behind their predicament gradually revealed through flashbacks and whispered comments—while Greider, the stranger in their midst (convincingly played by British expat Sam Riley), reflects their despair with a haunted gaze of his own. Graced by a lean script whose meager dialogue and flashes of bloody violence are bolstered by amazing cinematography, whether it be a panorama of twilit crags or an angry face etched in firelight, and a soundtrack of doleful contemporary ballads, this is definitely not your father’s Western. These hills are alive with something dark and twisted.


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