Viggo Mortensen’s THE DEAD DON’T HURT arrives on digital starting July 16 in the U.S. and Canada

“A lean and brutally authentic tale bolstered by outstanding performances from Mortensen, the versatile Vicky Krieps and a terrific supporting cast.” Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

“'The Dead Don’t Hurt' is a tender love story and a subversive Western” NPR Fresh Air


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July 10, 2024 - Critically Acclaimed Frontier Western Available on All Major Platforms in the U.S. and Canada for Digital Purchase July 16 and Digital Rental July 23 From Shout! Studios

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Written and directed by Mortensen, The Dead Don’t Hurt is a powerful and profoundly personal cinematic Western that artfully blends the action, grit, and thrills of the American West with a captivating story of two pioneers embarking on a life journey fraught with obstacles. In addition to a nuanced depiction of the conflict between revenge and forgiveness, the film offers a unique female-forward perspective, which adds an extra layer of depth and complexity to the story. A New York Times Critic’s Pick and currently Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™, The Dead Don’t Hurt will be available on all major platforms for digital purchase July 16 and digital rental July 23 from Shout! Studios.

Vicky Krieps (Corsage, Phantom Thread) and Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings, Captain Fantastic, Green Book) lead this gripping Western tale alongside an impressive cast that includes Solly McLeod (HBO’s House of the Dragon, Outlander), Garret Dillahunt (Red Right Hand, Fear the Walking Dead), Colin Morgan (Belfast, Merlin), Ray McKinnon (The Continental, Deadwood), W. Earl Brown (The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett), newcomer Atlas Green, and Danny Huston (The Aviator, Children of Men). The Dead Don’t Hurt premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where Vicky Krieps was honored with the prestigious TIFF Tribute Performer Awards.


The Dead Don’t Hurt is a story of star-crossed lovers on the western U.S. frontier in the 1860s. Vivienne Le Coudy (Vicky Krieps) is a fiercely independent woman who embarks on a relationship with Danish immigrant Holger Olsen (Viggo Mortensen). After meeting Olsen in San Francisco, she agrees to travel with him to his home near the quiet town of Elk Flats, Nevada, where they start a life together. The outbreak of the civil war separates them when Olsen makes a fateful decision to fight for the Union. This leaves Vivienne to fend for herself in a place controlled by corrupt Mayor Rudolph Schiller (Danny Huston) and his unscrupulous business partner, powerful rancher Alfred Jeffries (Garret Dillahunt). Alfred’s violent, wayward son Weston (Solly McLeod) aggressively pursues Vivienne, who is determined to resist his unwanted advances. When Olsen returns from the war, he and Vivienne must confront and make peace with the person each has become. Both a tragic love story and a nuanced depiction of the conflict between revenge and forgiveness, The Dead Don’t Hurt is a portrait of a passionate woman determined to stand up for herself in an unforgiving world dominated by ruthless men.

Available Digitally in the U.S. and Canada starting July 16, 2024
AppleTV, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Fandango At Home, Microsoft, Bell Media, and other digital platforms in the U.S. and Canada

Rated R | Movie Running Time: 129 minutes
North American Distributor: Shout! Studios

July 10, 2024 12:32pm ET by Pressparty  


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