Double Bill: The Salvation (15) + O Brother, Where Art Thou? (12)

Ticket price £7.00

The Salvation (15) – 6.30pm

2014  ( Denmark / UK / South Africa / Sweden / Belgium) ( Drama, Western)

Starring:     Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Eric Cantona
Director:     Kristian Levring

The mighty Mads Mikkelsen unleashes a maelstrom of bloodshed in the Wild West in this white-knuckle tale of revenge. When he lays waste to the scoundrels who killed his wife and son, a Danish ex-soldier (Mikkelsen) incurs the wrath of a sadistic gang leader hell-bent on hunting him down. Exploding with eye-popping action, dazzlingly dramatic frontier landscapes, and a smouldering performance by Eva Green, The Salvation is a rip-roaring, blood-spattered saga of sin and redemption.

Shot mostly in South Africa, The Salvation has great cinematography, atmospheric music, and an innate power that makes it everything that a modern western movie should be.

(1hr 32min)

followed by…

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (12) – 8.30pm

2000  ( UK | France | USA) (Comedy, Crime, Music)

Starring:      George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson
Directors:   Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Joyously unhinged and outrageously inventive, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” is another interesting and unusual film from the twisted imaginations of the Coen brothers. Based roughly on Homer’s “Odyssey,” it’s a Depression-era musical about three convicts who escape a prison farm and become overnight musical sensations at the same time they elude a bloodthirsty team of Mississippi lawmen. On the run, they encounter a series of obstacles and lucky breaks, bizarre characters and aberrations of nature.

But that just skims the surface. Confidently cinematic in classical and modern terms, layered with subtleties but also a straight-ahead, crowd-pleasing comedy, with more witty lines and bits of visual imagination than a dozen regular movies.
(1hr 46min)