Taglines: Retribution is coming.
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.
Brimstone is a western thriller film written and directed by Martin Koolhoven, starring Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harington, Carice van Houten, Paul Anderson, Emilia Jones, Ivy George, Vera Vitali, Carla Juri and Naomi Battrick. It is an international production, although mostly Dutch.
It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2016. It premiered in the Netherlands on January 12, 2017, before being released on March 10 in the United States in selected theaters and video on demand. It received mixed reviews, in contrast to positive reviews in Europe and festivals.
Directed by: Martin Koolhoven
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harington, Carice van Houten, Paul Anderson, Emilia Jones, Ivy George, Vera Vitali, Carla Juri, Naomi Battrick
Screenplay by: Martin Koolhoven
Production Design by: Floris Vos
Cinematography by: Rogier Stoffers
Film Editing by: Job ter Burg
Costume Design by: Ellen Lens
Set Decoration by: Zoltán Frank, Heike Wolf
Art Direction by: Maarten Piersma
Music by: Junkie XL
MPAA Rating: R for brutal bloody violence, strong sexual content including disturbing behavior, graphic nudity, and language.
Distributed by: Momentum Pictures
Release Date: January 12, 2017 (Netherlands), March 10, 2017 (United States)