Mikkelsen Gets His Gun In First Shot From Danish Western THE SALVATION

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A Danish western? I can't say that it's the first genre I'd expect to come from the Nordic nation but given the high number of Scandinavian settlers who emigrated to North America in the 1800s there is certainly some history there to explore. And if it gives someone the chance to put a shotgun in Mads Mikkelsen's hands, then so much the better.
1870s America. When settler John kills his family's murderer, he unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws, and cleanse the town's black heart.
Mikkelsen plays the lead role in The Salvation, the latest from writer-director Kristian Levring. Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt and Douglas Henshall also star. Check the first images below.

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Joe FoolioJune 14, 2013 2:52 PM

Those crazy Danes make some really good movies.

billydakingJune 15, 2013 1:02 PM

For me, the whole run Nordic-Scandinavian run of genre film the last decade feels a lot like what Australia did in the 1970s and early 1980s.

ChrisJune 26, 2013 12:13 AM

Absolutely agree, Billy. I'm loving it!