THE SALVATION is an upcoming Danish western drama film directed by Kristian Levring (The King is Alive) and co-written with Anders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World / Hævnen). Selected to screen as an Out of Competition – Midnight Screening at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, the film marks director Kristian Levring’s return to Cannes. His previous film The King is Alive screened at the Croisette in the Un Certain Regard section.
The film stars Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce among others and lead by Mads Mikkelsen as a Danish settler in 19th century North America, who sets out to avenge his family.
1870s America. When settler John kills his family’s murderer, he unleashes 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.