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THE SALVATION (15).

Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) settles on the outskirts of the godforsaken town of Black Creek, where he establishes a homestead. His wife Marie (Nanna Oland Fabricius) and young son Kresten (Toke Lars Bjarke) follow some years later but the tearful family reunion culminates in the rape and slaughter of mother and child. Consumed by grief, Jon hunts down and slays those responsible but one of the assailants turns out to be the brother of sadistic local land baron Delarue (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Black Creek's mayor (Jonathan Pryce) and weak-willed sheriff (Douglas Henshall) cower when Delarue swaggers into town with his right-hand man Corsican (Eric Cantona) to demand retribution for his brother's death. Delarue makes good on his promise in order to impress his brother's mute widow (Eva Green) and the townsfolk respond by betraying Jon. Thankfully, the Dane has a sharp-shooting brother, Peter (Mikael Persbrandt), to stage a daring rescue from the jaws of death.

Embellished with a strident orchestral score composed by Kasper Winding, The Salvation dazzles many of our senses.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 23, 2015
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