The Salvation

Synopsis: The American West in the 1870s. A European settler, Jon Jensen (Mads Mikkelsen), has just welcomed his wife and son to the country when they are kidnapped and murdered. He takes revenge on the murderers, only to discover that one was the brother of a local land baron, Henry Delarue. Delarue runs the local town with a brutal hand. Now he wants vengeance on the man who killed his brother and the local townspeople are too scared of him to stand up to him. Jon is fighting more than just the local thugs, he is facing the entire town.
Genre: Drama, Western
Director(s): Kristian Levring
Production: IFC Films
  1 win & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min


Kresten, it's your father.

Good day.

- Welcome Marie.

- Thank you.

- How nice to see you.

- You too.

Say hello to your uncle, Peter.

Good day.

I'd better go so you don't

lose your place on the stage.

Aren't you going with us?

Uh, no.

Peter likes to stay in

the city sometimes.

- Hello...

- Ma'am..

Where are you going?

My wife doesn't speak the language.

She will learn.

Not only do you look like them.

You also sound like them.

It comes in time.

I'm sorry, there's been a mistake.

You'll have to take the next coach.

- But we paid for this seats.

- I'm sorry, ma'am.

This is no way to

treat newcomers.

We have been

travelling for weeks.

I'm sorry ma'am, but

you'll have to get out.

Let's do as he says.

- Are there many animals?

- Yes, there are many different animals.

There are foxes, there are bears,

there are deer.

Are there bears where we live?

Where we live?

No, there aren't any there.

But if there was one...

Then we shoot it and skin it.

And sell it in the city.

- Is there a town nearby?

- Yeah, not so far from us.

We can be back there in a day.


You shouldn't be worried, right?

It's a really nice place.

And I've built it so there

is room for all of us.

When will I be old

enough to go hunting?

I think actually, tomorrow.

If you like.

Sorry, I haven't had

a drink for years.

I forgot what this

stuff would do to you.

Out here.,

when you're offered

a drink, ma'am...

You drink..

Marie, take a sip.

It's what they do here.

You ain't gotta hell

a lot to say, do ya?

I like that.

My own princess,

she don't talk at all.

She's mute.

The Indians cut her tongue out

when she was a little girl.

I supposed they got tired

of hearing her screaming,

after they killed her parents.

What is your name?

My wife's name is Marie.

That's a beautiful name.

You just come out here?

My wife and my son did. yes..

I've been here for a while.

It's not so easy for anyone, to be

without a woman, for such a long time.

Goddamn!, it's hot here.

You're not used to this heat,

are you Marie?

No, I suppose not.

There is always a solution.

Let's see what you got.

Don't do that!

Such a warm little flower.

Don't do that!

Are you threatening me?

No, I'm telling you to get

your hands off and behave.

Kinda sounds like he's threatening me.

That's the impression I got.

What do say you, Lester?


I'm not trying to threaten

anyone, I'm just trying...

What're you gonna do about it?

You can't do nothing.

Come here!


You can't do a Goddamn thing.

Sit still!

Bite his ear.

Marie, bite his ear.

Don't be afraid.

Kresten, get the gun.

Don't be afraid.

Just take it.

And stay down, Kresten.

No, stay down. Stay down, Kresten!

Lower your gun.

Do it!

Goddamned son of a b*tch.

I don't like you much dude.

You got 5 seconds to get out of here.

You understand me?





She ain't dead!

She been fine!

Wait, wait!

She ain't dead.

Wait, wait.

I didn't touch the boy.

Who did it?

I haven't seen them before.


It's a sad day, Mr. Delarue.

But we must bear in mind

that no one in this

peaceful town,

is involved in the gruesome

killing of your men.

Where is my brother?

Your brother?

- Mayor Keane..

- Sir?

Make sure he doesn't stink of booze,

when the princess sees him.

Of course.

You bring him to my house,

I'll make sure he looks his best self.

Take him there.

Did you catch the killer?

Mr. Delarue I can assure you,

it ain't nobody from around here.

I need to know who

killed my brother.

There's no witnesses survived.

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Anders Thomas Jensen

Anders Thomas Jensen (born 6 April 1972) is a Danish screenwriter and film director. His film Election Night won the 1998 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. more…

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