Das finstere Tal

Österreich Deutschland 2013/2014 Spielfilm

Summary

The Dark Valley

When the snows come, darkness descends on the valley. It is the late nineteenth century; a stranger arrives in this remote community of alpine farmers. His name is Greider and he has apparently been away in America for some time. Ostensibly a photographer, he announces his desire to stay until winter is over. But this reticent observer, who finds accommodation with the widow Gader and young Luzi, finds himself confronted with the deep distrust of an unwittingly close-knit community.

Luzi will soon get married; although she loves her fiancé with all her heart, she fears this day more than any other. When the youngest son of the wealthy Brenner farmer has a fatal accident whilst cutting wood, and his brother is found dead in the mill stream soon after, the old order in the valley begins to unravel. But there are things you just can’t talk about, even if you can’t forget them.

Thomas Willmann’s novel on which this film is based skilfully weaves the stylistic devices of the rural-based ‘Aga saga’ into a compelling revenge drama. For her screen adaptation, Andreas Prochaska uses motifs from the western to depict, in archaic images, the silent battle of a community with its own laws.

Source: 64. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 



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Credits

Director of photography

Cast

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Assistant director

Director of photography

Still photography

Production design

Set design

Costume design

Sound design

Audio mixing

Stunt co-ordinator

Cast

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Executive producer

Unit production manager

Production coordinator

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 21.01.2013 - 21.03.2013: Südtirol
Duration:
115 min
Format:
HD, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Dolby, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.11.2013, 142170, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 13.02.2014

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE AT) Das finstere Tal

Versions

Original

Duration:
115 min
Format:
HD, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Dolby, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.11.2013, 142170, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 13.02.2014

Awards

Europäischer Filmpreis 2014
  • Bestes Szenenbild
  • Bestes Kostümbild
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2014
  • Beste Kamera, Kinospielfilm
Deutscher Filmpreis 2014
  • Lola - Filmpreis in Gold, Bestes Szenenbild
  • Lola - Filmpreis in Gold, Bester darstellerische Leistung - männliche Nebenrolle
  • Lola - Filmpreis in Gold, Beste Tongestaltung
  • Lola - Filmpreis in Gold, Bestes Maskenbild
  • Lola - Filmpreis in Gold, Bestes Kostümbild
  • Lola - Filmpreis in Gold, Beste Kamera / Bildgestaltung
  • Filmpreis in Silber, Bester Spielfilm
  • Lola - Filmpreis in Gold, Beste Filmmusik
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2014
  • Beste Regie