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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #110. Kristian Levring’s The Salvation

The Salvation

Director: Kristian Levring
Writers: Kristian Levring, Anders Thomas Jensen
Producer: Sisse Graum Jørgensen
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

The underrated Danish writer/director Kristian Levring, who has considerable talent for tightly wrought thrillers is back in the director’s seat for the first time since his 2008 Ulrich Thomsen/Paprika Steen film, Fear Me Not. A western with a high profile cast that includes Eva Green and Mads Mikkelsen (and a mix of other international names like Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, and Jonathan Pryce), Levring co-wrote the film with Anders Thomas Jensen, who has written quite a number of notable titles for Susanne Bier.

Gist: In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family’s murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Release Date: We should hope to see this sometime in the latter part of 2014, perhaps Venice or Toronto as it is scheduled to open domestically in October.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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