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Brimstone (2016)

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


Martin Koolhoven
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10 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... The Reverend
Dakota Fanning ... Liz
Emilia Jones ... Joanna
Carice van Houten ... Anna
Kit Harington ... Samuel
Paul Anderson ... Frank
William Houston ... Eli
Charlotte Croft Charlotte Croft ... Abigail
Ivy George ... Sam
Bill Tangradi ... Nathan
Jack Roth ... Wolf
Jack Hollington ... Matthew
Carla Juri ... Elizabeth Brundy
Vera Vitali ... Sally
Naomi Battrick ... Narrator / Older Sam


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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Retribution is coming

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Netherlands | France | Germany | Belgium | Sweden | UK | USA


English | Dutch

Release Date:

12 January 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Amaldiçoada See more »


Box Office


€12,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Carice van Houten and Guy Pearce became romantically involved on the set. They missed the movie's premiere at the Venice Film Festival because their son, Monte Pearce, had been born just five days before (director Martin Koolhoven nicknamed him 'the Brimbaby'). See more »


When Elizabeth falls down in the Barn she hits her Head on a Barrel and passes out. That Barrel is missing in the next shot. See more »


[first lines]
Liz: [narrating] As life progresses, images blur. All that remains are memories. Some of them true, some of them false. I remember her well - at least I think I do. She was a warrior. In the old century, you had to be in order to survive.
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References The Road Warrior (1981) See more »


Abide With Me
Written by Henry Francis Lyte and William Henry Monk
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Extremes of human nature in anti-feminine space
10 March 2017 | by Dusan_Indjic-LuigiSee all my reviews

The movie could seem confusing because it's made of several stories intertwined though inter-generational time-line. These stages wrap the main theme in itself and, in a fine way put it to the beginning on the very end. Makes this perpetuity one of it's points: how some flaws and psychological elements haunt us through generations. Almost like a curse, a generational misfortune. Film is also making a strong point about extremes of human nature, which is I guess one of the main subjects of the author. And wide span it is (the human nature): from the harsh violence to the best of strength and excellence against it. Put in strong inter-generational context of parent-child. The movie is not simple and is really SLOW, even for a more conservative viewers. The tone of human nature and violence in it reminded me in some moments of "There Will Be Blood" (for from a comparison please) and many more such psychological-driven dramas. Wouldn't recommend it to non-lovers of psychological drama put in a anti-feminine time frame and wilderness of western surrounding.

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