Brimstone

Martin Koolhoven Feature film - 2017 - 148 min.
Sex
Fear
Violence
Sixteen plus
Foul language

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Camera Rogier Stoffers (NSC)

Beste Film Uwe SchottEls Vandevorst

Beste Muziek Tom Holkenborg

Beste Production Design Floris Vos

Beste Regie Martin Koolhoven

Beste Sound Design Herman Pieëte, CAS

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Montage Job ter Burg

Beste Scenario Martin Koolhoven

Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol Carice van Houten

Other prizes

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

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.