THE DARK VALLEY:  Austria's entry for Best Foreign Language Film



Andreas Prochaska’s powerful literary adaptation of the eponymous novel by Thomas Willmann was selected the Austrian submission for the 2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. THE DARK VALLEY, which debuted earlier this year at the 64th Berlin Film Festival, stars Sam Riley as a grim and lonesome rider who gradually gains acceptance in  a remote Alpine village... because he is intent on settling an old score.

THE DARK VALLEY directed by Andreas Prochaska (Allegro Film (A), X Filme Creative Pool (D))
International sales: Films Distribution

A remote high mountain valley towards the end of the 19th century. A stranger, Greider, arrives at a clannish village community and asks if he can take shelter for the winter. He knows the villagers’ gloomy secret. A mysterious series of deaths ensues.

with: Sam Riley, Paula Beer, Tobias Moretti, Johann Nikolussi, Martin Leutgeb, Helmuth Häusler, Clemens Schick