Salvation: Scandinavian Western Starring

Kristian Levring’s new film, “The Salvation,” is a 19th-century-set Scandinavian Western starring Mads Mikkelsen as a Danish settler who is on a journey to avenge his family.

Penned by Anders Thomas Jensen (“In a Better World”) and Levring, “The Salvation” also stars Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce.

The movie, which world premiered out of competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Fest, was acquired by IFC for North American distribution.

Universal Pictures International Entertainment has acquired “The Salvation” for distribution in Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa.

The picture was produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa Entertainments33 ApS. South Africa’s Spier Films and U.K.’s Forward Films co-produced.