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Watch: 6 Clips From 'The Salvation' Starring Mads Mikkelsen & Eva Green Plus Soundtrack Song & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2014 9:44 AM
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The Salvation
What happens when you put together Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green in a western? Well, you capture our attention, that's for sure. And while our Jessica Kiang didn't quite fall for "The Salvation" at Cannes—calling it in her review a genre movie that's "so faithful as to veer dangerously close to pastiche"—it's still got enough intriguing ingredients to make it one the rest of us will catch up with anyway, if only to see Mikkelsen playing cowboy.

Cannes Review: Kristian Levring's 'The Salvation' Starring Mads Mikkelsen & Eva Green

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 17, 2014 10:25 AM
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The Salvation
As much as we love the western genre, it appears Danish director Kristian Levring, (who was the fourth signatory of the Dogme95 movement, film history fans) loves it more. His "The Salvation," which plays in the Midnight Screenings section of Cannes, is a testament to that--a loving and in fact overly adulatory genre film which is not so much a take on the revenge Western as a deeply faithful recreation of it, at times so faithful as to veer dangerously close to pastiche.

Cannes First Looks: Mads Mikkelsen & Eva Green In ‘The Salvation’ And Viggo Mortensen In ‘Jauja’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 8, 2014 5:39 PM
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The Salvation
Competition is obviously the most prestigious place to play during the Cannes Film Festival, but the riches of the fest is such that the sidebar sections often have terrific discoveries too. Two new first looks have arrived from two films playing outside competition. The first is Lisandro Alonso’s “Jauja” starring Viggo Mortensen. It’s playing in the Un Certain Regard section alongside films like Ryan Gosling’s debut “Lost River” and Ned Benson’s “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.”

Watch: First Trailer For Cannes Film Festival Midnight Movie 'The Salvation' Starring Mads Mikkelsen & Eva Green

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2014 9:30 AM
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The Salvation
The last time Mads Mikkelsen was at Cannes, he walked away with a Best Actor award for his turn in "The Hunt." Now two years later, he'll be back walking the red carpet on the Croisette, but in something a bit different. Instead of a Competition film, the actor will be hoping to thrill audiences in the Midnight Screening selection "The Salvation." And the first trailer is here.

Interview: Mads Mikkelsen On 'Hannibal' Season 2, 'The Salvation' And The Scandinavian Filmmaking Rennaissance

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 11, 2013 2:21 PM
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A star for many years in his native Denmark prior to crossing over with the villain role in the first relaunched Bond movie, “Casino Royale,” Mads Mikkelsen, attending the Marrakech Film Festival as part of the Tribute to Scandinavian Cinema, has for quite some time now been one of our very favorite working actors. From early collaborations with Nicolas Winding Refn (the ‘Pusher’ Trilogy, “Valhalla Rising”) and Susanne Bier ("After The Wedding," "Open Hearts") right through to supporting roles in Hollywood fare (“The Three Musketeers,” “Clash of the Titans”), Mikkelsen is often the best thing in his movies, even if he’s only in them briefly.

First Look At Mads Mikkelsen In Western 'The Salvation'; Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonathan Pryce & More Join Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 3:39 PM
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While he's probably still best known to North American audiences as that creepy guy who squared off against James Bond in "Casino Royale," Mads Mikkelsen, perhaps Denmark's biggest star, has made his most serious Hollywood inroads yet as part of NBC's "Hannibal." Believe it or not, the show -- if not quite there yet -- is bursting with potential, a police procedural with Hannibal Lecter at its core and assurances from the creators that the grisly nature of the eminent psychologists true culinary proclivities won't be secret for too long (though they have said that the reveal will only arrive if the show gets renewed.) Meanwhile, this summer Mikkelsen will lead the wrenching Danish drama "The Hunt," (we gave it an A-) which comes from Thomas Vinterberg, director of Cannes Jury Prize-winner "Festen." So what's next? How about a western?

Nicolas Cage Hunts 'Tokarev,' Sam Rockwell Boxes As Billy Miske, Adrien Brody Heads To 'Cannes' & More

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 14, 2013 1:46 PM
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Here's a little casting roundup of some leading men who have come aboard new projects in the past few days...

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