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by Andreas Prochaska


A high mountain valley. The smell of snow is already in the air. A stranger is leading his horse heading towards the low farmhouses. The stranger is to stay in the valley for the winter. In exchange for a generous payment. Farmer Brenner’s six sons allow him to stay, not suspecting that he knows their dark secret.

international title: The Dark Valley
original title: Das finstere Tal
country: Austria, Germany
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Andreas Prochaska
film run: 110'
release date: DE 13/02/2014, AT 14/02/2014
screenplay: Martin Ambrosch, Andreas Prochaska
cast: Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Helmuth Häusler, Martin Leutgeb, Johannes Nikolussi, Clemens Schick, Florian Brückner
cinematography by: Thomas Kienast
film editing: Daniel Prochaska
art director: Anja Müller
costumes designer: Natascha Curtius-Noss
music: Matthias Weber
producer: Stefan Arndt, Helmut Grasser
production: Allegro Film, X Filme Creative Pool
backing: Austrian Film Institute
distributor: Filmladen, X Verleih


main awards/selection

Berlin International Film Festival 2014 Berlinale Special
Austrian Film Awards 2015Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Costumes, Best Make-up, Best production design, Best sound

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