THE DARK VALLEY

A lone rider arrives in a small high mountain village; nobody knows where he is from and nobody wants him there. Greider introduces himself as a photographer from America, and the town patriarch, Old Brenner, provides him with shelter for the harsh winter ahead. The village cut off by snowfall and barely a ray of sunlight reaching the valley, a tragic accident leads to the death of one of Brenner's beloved sons. When another son is mysteriously killed, it is clear this is not a coincidence, and this visitor carries a secret with him.

Weber’s score is a natural extension of the prolific collaboration with Prochaska that started more than a decade ago – two simple main themes, one melodic and played by two celli, one a slow Passacaglia for string orchestra – combined with their signature electronic textures and interesting pulsating elements.

The movie won a multitude of awards, among them two for best music, a German Academy Award (“Lola”) and an Austrian Academy Award.

“The hills are alive with the sound of gunfire in this alpine revenge drama, a superior genre piece.” – –Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

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DIRECTOR

Andreas Prochaska

PRODUCERS

Helmut Grasser, Allegro Film Vienna,
Stefan Arndt, X Filme Berlin

PASSACAGLIA VINDICTA

PASSACAGLIA VINDICTA
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