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This trailer for SALVATION has come along to save you from your misery

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Mads Mikkelsen. Eva Green. Those two names was all I needed to here to perk my ears up at Salvation, an upcoming Danish-produced western that sees TV’s Hannibal Lecter swapping out his silver cutlery and particular diet for a six shooter and and some justice and Vanessa Ives swapping out her ancient gowns and wistful stares for… well, actually those are pretty much the same here. But hey, at least she’s not possessed by the devil!

She is hanging out with a Red Devil though, in ex-Manchester United football legend Eric Cantona – yes, you read that correctly – who rounds out this gritty western’s very interesting cast with Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Surprising actors aside, director Kristian Levring seems to be producing a proper throwback here to those classic westerns, where heroes with little words but lots of bullets get the job done as brutally as possible. And I cannot wait to see more of it.

Paying tribute to the classic western with inspiration from the Nordic sagas, The Salvation takes place in the 1870s America. When settler John (Mads Mikkelsen) kills his family’s murderer, he unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws, and cleanse the town’s black heart. The Salvation is an epic tale of revenge, lost love and greed.

The Salvation is scheduled for simultaneous release on VOD and in theatres on February 27, 2015. No local release dates have been set yet.

Last Updated: February 3, 2015


  1. You had me at Eva Green! 😉 But with Mads Mikkelsen too? This is now officially on my radar!


    • Guild

      February 3, 2015 at 10:17

      Looks good, I’m keen to see it.


    • RinceThis

      February 3, 2015 at 11:02

      Mikkelsen is awesome!


  2. Rock789

    February 3, 2015 at 10:13

    Also – been too damn long since we had a great Western…


  3. Justin Hess

    February 3, 2015 at 10:57

    Isn’t this the one that was shot in Jo’burg?


    • Kervyn Cloete

      February 3, 2015 at 11:19

      Yep, it’s the one. I wish it had been shot in Cape Town, because then I could have made jokes about Hannibal eating a gatsby with some Fresca.


  4. Blood Emperor Trevor

    February 3, 2015 at 21:10

    Danish? So if Italian westerns are spaghetti westerns, these would be frikkadel westerns?


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