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Director: Martin Koolhoven
The Western genre, Koolhoven style. In the American pioneer era of the late 1800s, a young woman has to break free from the grasp of The Reverend, a cruel zealot.

Labelled by some as a feminist Western, as well as a calvinistic one, this project took Martin Koolhoven many years to get off the ground. Seemingly conventional, but completely moulded to his ways, this earthly, epic triller with mythical traits is set at the end of the nineteenth century, during the American pioneer era. In four chapters, the story unfurls of a young woman who has to break free from the grasp of The Reverend, a cruel, religious zealot. A story about guilt and retribution, strength and the urge to survive.

Title: Brimstone
Year: 2017
Duration : 2 hours, 28 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2017
GeschiedenisMisdaadActie & AvontuurDramaMaatschappij

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Production Design (2017)
Floris Vos
Beste Film (2017)
Els Vandevorst
Beste Sound Design (2017)
Herman Pieëte (CAS)
Beste Regie (2017)
Martin Koolhoven
Beste Camera (2017)
Rogier Stoffers (NSC)
Beste Muziek (2017)
Tom Holkenborg
Beste Film (2017)
Uwe Schott

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Montage (2017)
Job ter Burg (NCE)
Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol (2017)
Carice van Houten
Beste Scenario (2017)
Martin Koolhoven

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2017)

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