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From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

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A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) - a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she's no victim - a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for brutal bloody violence, strong sexual content including disturbing behavior, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Just before shooting, Mia Wasikowska backed out of the production due to exhaustion. When one of the movie's funders also pulled out, the movie was nearly bankrupted before any footage was shot, since the crew had already been hired and complete sets had been built. When Guy Pearce took the plane to come to Europe, he took a huge risk, because the financing was not completely in place. However, he had been very enthusiastic about his Reverend character since meeting with director Martin Koolhoven, and his presence was a deciding factor in securing the rest of the budget. Within a few days, Wasikowska was replaced by Dakota Fanning (who had already been considered for the part, but had availability problems before), but then Robert Pattinson suddenly backed out due to scheduling conflicts (he texted Guy Pearce, who was the one who had to break the news to Koolhoven). Luckily, Kit Harington was prepared to cut his holiday short, leaving him only a few days to get to the set and prepare for filming. See more »

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When hanging up the laundry at the start of the film, the articles of clothing change. See more »

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The Reverend: I will love you and you will learn to love me. It is God's will.
Joanna: I will kill you.
The Reverend: That would not stop me.
Joanna: You are mad.
The Reverend: Who was that man? He put foolish thoughts in your mind.
Joanna: He helped me. I love him.
The Reverend: No, you do not. It is lust.
Joanna: Yes.
The Reverend: I will beat your mother out of you.
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A super powerful film that depresses deeply
11 April 2017 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a woman who cannot speak many years ago in a small town in the United States of America. She endures the many horrors that life has put her through, and it all started because of a priest.

The long runtime put me off watching it for​ a few weeks, but I finally got myself to watch it. I can honestly say that every minute of the film is worth watching, and every minute of the film affected me right to the core. I won't spoil any of the plot, so all I'll say is that. I cannot imagine so much misfortunes can be bestowed upon a person, yet the presentation of this horrid story is so very believable. It feels like I'm watching someone's life up close, and what happens to her makes me sick right to the core, right from the start to the end. The events portrayed are truly horrifying, and I'm still paralysed by Sandra and disbelief minutes after watching it. Acting is great by Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce, they make their characters shine. I cannot imagine a monster as sick as this character in the film. I am still having headache and palpitations from the evil character. I honestly can't remember when was the last time I felt so sick because of a film.

Watch this film if you have the chance, but watch it alone and when you feel strong enough for a very depressing emotional challenge.


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