The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Sweden, UK, Hungary 2017
A tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth.
Our heroine is Liz, carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher – 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 deals with religiously motivated sexual and physical violence. It’s about the place women had in the world and actually still have in large parts of it.
I tried to make Brimstone as exciting and gripping as possible; to put a new spin on the western genre, but if your concept of cinema is that you must never be uncomfortable watching a scene, or that there is a limit to how much a movie is allowed to get under your skin: don’t watch it. Brimstone is an emotional experience first.
2008 WINTER IN WARTIME (OORLOGSWINTER)
2006 HAPPY FAMILY ('N BEETJE VERLIEFD)
2005 BONKERS (KNETTER)
2005 SCHNITZEL PARADISE (HET SCHNITZELPARADIJS)
2004 SOUTH (HET ZUIDEN)
2001 THE CAVE (DE GROT)
1999 SUZY Q
1997 DARK LIGHT (DUISTER LICHT)
Cast & Crew
Directed by : Martin Koolhoven
Written by : Martin Koolhoven
Produced by : Els Vandevorst, Uwe Schott
Director of Photography : Rogier Stoffers
Editor : Job ter Burg
Production Design : Floris Vos
Costume Design : Ellen Lens
Hair & Make up Artist : Leendert van Nimwegen
Composer : Tom Holkenborg
Sound Design : Herman Pieëte
Main Cast : Dakota Fanning (Liz), Guy Pearce (The Reverend), Emilia Jones (Joanna), Carice Van Houten (Anna), Kit Harington (Samuel), Paul Anderson (Frank), William Houston (Eli), Carla Juri (Elizabeth)
Nominations and Awards
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2017