[New York, NY] : Film Movement,  Prince Frederick, MD : RB Media ©2015
Series: Film Movement series
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN:
9781490679808, 1490679804, 9786315773938, 6315773931 :, Language:
Based on the novel "Das Finstere Tal" by Thomas Willmann
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014
Bonus features: Behind-the-scenes featurette ; deleted scenes ; Bonus short film, The gunfighter (9 min.) / directed by Eric Kissack
Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Paula Beer, Thomas Schubert, Carmen Gratl
When mysterious outsider, Greider, rides into town for the winter, everyone wants him gone. Refusing to leave, Greider sparks into motion a series of deadly events in this thrilling revenge western
MPAA rating: Not rated
DVD, NTSC, region 1, wide screen (2.35:1), 5.1 surround
In original German or dubbed English, with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned
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Additional Credits: Prochaska, Andreas, 1964- film director, screenwriterKissack, Eric, film directorAmbrosch, Martin, 1964- screenwriterGrasser, Helmut, film producerArndt, Stefan, film producerRiley, Sam, 1980- actorMoretti, Tobias, actorBeer, Paula, 1995- actorSchubert, Thomas, actorGratl, Carmen, 1969-, actorWillmann, Thomas, 1969-Film Movement (Firm),Allegro Film (Firm),X Filme Creative Pool,
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The Dark Valley is precisely what the title says. This dark Danish film, Das finstere Tal (original title), is shot in Val Senales, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. It features a rising young star, Sam Riley, as the brooding, deeply conflicted, stranger who arrives totally unwanted to a remote valley at the foot of the Alps. When asked what his business is (before rudely being told to turn his horse around and ride back the way he came) he says that he's a photographer.
The answer is problematic on many levels. The valley is a closed community that is ruled by a land-baron and his many sons. Male strangers are always turned away. Since no one knows what a photograph is, the novelty is the new visitor's free pass. Winter is coming and once it sets in, the mountain pass will become closed by the snow. The stranger, Greider, in need of lodging, is forced upon a mother and her soon-to-wed daughter.
This film's powerful in its lack of color. All the scenes are dark and dreary which helps create the feeling that the valley village is encompassed and even consumed by evil. The plot is a mystery that isn't hard to figure out; however, the film's an ode to the gritty, tight Westerns of the '60's and '70's - a period in films where the hero is a loner, fighting incredible odds, non-supported by the suppressed citizens, but is willing to die for his cause.
This film is a psychological study of man-the-manipulator. It is not for everyone’s taste, but it worth a watch.
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