Mads Mikkelsen stars in Scandinavian western The Salvation, a Cannes Official Selection title. The film will screen in a Midnight berth later this month, and last week rustled up a trio of sales via TrustNordisk. Directed by Kristian Levring, the 1870s-set pic also stars Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce. Levring co-wrote the script with Susanne Bier’s frequent collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen. The large-scale drama follows Mikkelsen’s settler John and his arrival in the American West. When his family is murdered, he kills the culprit, unleashing 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.
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