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The Dead Don't Hurt

Co-produced by prolific British film producer Jeremy Thomas, this intriguing and tragic 19th century-set Western is a great feat for second-time director Viggo Mortensen. With outstanding performances from Mortensen, Vicky Krieps, the UK’s Solly McLeod and Northern Ireland’s Colin Morgan, the film is touching, sometimes painful and always impressive. Co-produced by London-based Recorded Picture Company.





Holger Olsen (Viggo Mortensen) goes to fight in the Civil War, leaving behind Vivienne Le Coudy (Vicky Krieps), who must now fend for herself in a place led by a corrupt mayor. When Olsen returns, he and Vivienne must face one another and try to make sense of the person each of them have become in the other’s absence.