Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green Go West in 'The Salvation' Trailer

February 2, 2015
Source: IFC Films

The Salvation

Since there wasn't much to do in the Old West, it seems like there's always a tale of revenge to be told. And that's just what we get with The Salvation, a story that follows a Danish ex-soldier (Mads Mikkelsen) who takes down the men who killed his wife and son. But then the revenge table is turned when one of the dead men's brother (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) wants his own vengeance. And just in case seeing Mikkelsen in the west isn't enough to tickle your fancy, Eva Green is also in the film, who seems to be the wife of Morgan's deceased brother. This doesn't look like uncharted territory, but it doesn't look bad either. Watch!

Here's the US trailer for Kristian Levring's The Salvation from IFC Films:

The Salvation

You can still watch the previous Cannes trailer for The Salvation right here.

The Salvation is directed by Danish filmmaker Kristian Levring who co-wrote the script with Anders Thomas Jensen, both making their English-language feature film debut. In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler and former Danish soldier (Mads Mikkelsen of Casino Royale) kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader (Jeffrey Dean Morgan of Watchmen), hellbent on hunting him down for the death of his brother. Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire) also stars in the film which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and hits VOD and limited theaters on February 27th.


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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments


I got bored watching the trailer. Can't imagine two hours of this. I'll pass.

CoosCoos on Feb 2, 2015


Wild West looked like hell. Makes for good stories though. Will watch.

Carpola on Feb 2, 2015


Love Mads, Dislike Eva, woman cant act, makes up for it by showing her tits in every movie, not to mention the 5 head. Also cliche and boring is how I would label this film based off the trailer.

Brian Sleider on Feb 2, 2015


It would be more factual and truthful, Brian, if you stated in your opinion Eva can't act blah blah blah rather than present it as fact. I happen to disagree with your opinion regarding the lady. You did manage to present your opinion about the film being cliche and boring as that's how you would label it. I, again, totally disagree with you. To me it looks pretty good with an impressive cast made by a European with a mostly European cast. Plus, it's a Western which is a genre I grew up with and still love. So, you see, you've just stated, not facts, but opinions...which I easily disagree with. I've no trouble with that. How about you?

Bo on Feb 2, 2015


Comment sections are typically filled with opinions, I do not need to qualify my statements for your benefit. I love westerns, And I think the lead in this will be very strong, but the story, is cliche, thats not an opinion, its a fact. Hero kills brother of local bad guy, then must save the town/girl from said bad guy, while learning to live/love/laugh again. That is a very common trope in westerns. Now am I saying this will be a bad movie? No, I am saying it is cliche and the trailer makes it look boring. 3:10 to Yuma Is a bit boring, still a pretty darn good western.

Brian Sleider on Feb 2, 2015


Thanks, Brian. I'm getting a kick out of this. You for sure do not have to do anything for my it easy, man, no one's out to get you! Anyway, back to the laughs...perhaps you see things as cliche because you think in Again, ya just gotta state your opinions and perceptions as fact...literally...I love that. Of course, you're full of shit! Sorry...and that's a fact! Or is it just my perception? go ahead and keep saying it is cliche and the trailer looks boring...and I shall go ahead and think you're full of shit and disagree with you. And I'll tell you, Brian...I'll stick with my opinions and perceptions long, long before I come even close to yours. It's rather like comparing a first grade teacher (that'd be you) to a college philosophy professor (that's right, you guessed it...that'd be me). And that'd be my opinion...or would it be a fact? p.s. I can tell you're the kind of person that won't pick up on the irony in all this Brian so I will spell it out for you. None of this means a damn to me and I'm just jerking your chain and having try not to take it too seriously or personal...that'd be a mistake. Eh?

Bo on Feb 3, 2015


So you typed all that out and it means nothing to you are a troll. Grats? I quess.... You tried to hard, comes off as desperate.

Brian Sleider on Feb 3, 2015


Yes, of course it means nothing to me! For God's sake, man! Plus, I going to end this with you, Brian. You've managed to lower this discussion to the level of a 5th grader calling people names on the grade school playground which is way, way beneath me; and should be for you too. Okay, I'm a troll...bad, bad,, and desperate's meaningless, Brian. It's just a forkin' movie man, and all opinions are like buttholes in that everyone has one...which renders them all meaningless. Farewell...we shall bump heads here again in the future if I feel like playing in the sandbox with you!

Bo on Feb 3, 2015


Keep trying buddy, Im sure every one here knows who is acting like a 5th grader.

Brian Sleider on Feb 3, 2015


I like mads Mikkelsen very much in everything he does. Watch Valhalla rising and be impressed...

ari smulders on Feb 2, 2015


I'm with you, Ari. Which is one reason I'm very interested in this film. Coupled with the fact it's a Western made by a European filmmaker about Europeans who came to the West which is a real fresh take on the genre and is, in my most humble opinion, an excellent trailer. And Valhalla Rising is a very, very good film. Very impressive, very heavy...and just excellent on all aspects!

Bo on Feb 2, 2015


I'm very glad you mentioned Valhalla Rising, An excellent film. Always worth mentioning ...

shiboleth on Feb 2, 2015


I really hope this has a scene where he turns around in slow motion during driving rain.

Mike on Feb 2, 2015


Eva Green always deserves some attention. Luckily, Mads is here too, so there will be also something serious to see ...

shiboleth on Feb 2, 2015


Huh, I've already seen this movie. I thought it already came out. Did I just go back in time or something? Overall, it was a good movie and I enjoyed it.

backwardsprogress on Feb 2, 2015


I agree... Saw this maybe 6 months ago and liked it a lot minus the long conversations in Dutch (I did not have subtitles available). But there were some great scenes. And Mads is a great actor all around.

Roy McAvoy on Feb 2, 2015


I was completely bored by this film but will give it a watch because of the cast. I'd like to give a shoutout to my future ex-wife Eva Green, she's always looking oh so pretty.

Matthew on Feb 2, 2015


Whoever cut this trailer needs to do better.

Benjamin Hunter on Feb 3, 2015


The generic trailer music kind of killed the momentum of the trailer. It cheapens it, which is sad because there are some really impressive shots and style moments in the trailer.

foxcatcher on Feb 6, 2015

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