The Dark Valley

2014 [GERMAN]

Action / Drama / Western

4
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 12004

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Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
December 04, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Cast

Sam Riley as Greider
Paula Beer as Luzi
Clemens Schick as Luis Brenner
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1.03 GB
1280*544
German 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 54 min
P/S 3 / 16
2.11 GB
1920*816
German 5.1
NR
24 fps
1 hr 54 min
P/S 3 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by isomerase 8 / 10

Gripping - see it!

Great! The "Western" genre works surprisingly well in the alpine setting. The slow pace of the movie fits the gritty mood perfectly. What starts off like a "Whodunit?" quickly turns into a vendetta as the underlying plot is slowly revealed. Visually the film is expertly done and on par with any triple-A Hollywood movie. The acting is top notch by the whole cast. Some critics have complained that the movie takes itself too seriously and lacks humor. I think this is completely missing the point: a movie called "The Dark Valley" is clearly not angled like a dark comedy. Furthermore, nineteenth century winter life in an isolated mountain town is anything but fun, lending credibility to the concise dialogue and harshness of expression of the characters. The immersion is great, the story works well and thus the movie is definitely a must see in my opinion.

Reviewed by Mtoomb 9 / 10

Are We Watching the Same Film?

The more "user reviews" I read on IMDb over the years, the more I am convinced that people post things without A) actually paying attention to the movie or B) A lick of forethought or critical thinking skills. The Dark Valley is a genre film, a revenge western set in the Alps instead of the Rockies. For anyone complaining that the main characters' motivations aren't talked about, did you watch the beginning? The opening scene explains it all in a matter of seconds. I mean come on you lazy viewers!! He only pulled out his pocket watch a half a dozen times to get the point across.

The Dark Valley is brilliant BECAUSE it doesn't treat viewers like the idiots that (obviously from these reviews) most of them are... There is no "I'm here to do THIS because of THAT" scene... It literally is not necessary if you just watch the movie. Sam Riley is great as The Stranger that so many have played in Westerns before, the plot is straight forward, the acting top notch, and the camera work is hauntingly beautiful. What else do you need from a Netflix gem?

And really? You didn't like the movie because of the song at the beginning? Sounds like something my teenage daughter would say... But seriously, it's an Austrian movie so OF COURSE it's going to have bad music. :) Too lazy to pay attention to nuance, but not too lazy to make asinine generalizations on the Internet.

Reviewed by steven98664 8 / 10

Revenge

This is one hard revenge film. My gosh.

The characters are stolid. As the town's secret unravels, and they push it in your view very closely, the energy builds to the culmination.

I will say I really like this film and it is reminiscent of old Eastwood flicks or even newer ones like Django, which are really throwbacks too. Tarantino is a bit more garish but Prochaska keeps it pretty vivid too.

Honestly, the film appears a bit too edited down and my guess is with the language difference it'd been nice if there were more scenes to explain things in certain sections. I noted a lot of other reviews include speculation of why this or that occurred because the story wasn't quite clear in a couple of spots.

IF you like old westerns, you don't mind a bit of graphic violence, this film is probably for you.

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