Western (2017)

Western (2017)

Western (2017)

Drama from Valeska Grisebach (Longing) that mines the tensions and the bonds that develop between a German construction camp and a nearby Bulgarian village.

"A group of German workers sets off to a construction site in the border region between Bulgaria and Greece. This foreign land and its breath-taking landscape awaken the men’s sense of adventure. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when men begin to compete for recognition and favor from the local villagers." (Cannes Film Festival)

2017Rating: M, Violence, sexual references & offensive language119 minsGermany, Bulgaria, AustriaGerman with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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Vulture

Vulture

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A culture clash defined by an incredibly strong first-time performance, it's continually more emotionally surprising than its dry packaging lets on.

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Variety

Variety

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There are no stagecoaches or six-shooters in this sharp, simmering drama of German-Bulgarian discord, but the spirit of John Ford graces it.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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"Western" is as precise as a dropped pin on a GPS map, which makes its sense of mystery all the more powerful.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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One of the films of the year has arrived - maybe the best of the year - a work of unmatched subtlety, complexity and artistry.

5.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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The film's visual execution and spare narrative style give it a timeless dimension that will lend some modestly exportable clout to an approachable and appealingly laconic drama.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Like its title, "Western" is both startlingly direct and full of resonance and ambiguity.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A naturalistic, almost documentary-like feature that slowly builds.

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Vulture

Vulture

press

A culture clash defined by an incredibly strong first-time performance, it's continually more emotionally surprising than its dry packaging lets on.

0
Variety

Variety

press

There are no stagecoaches or six-shooters in this sharp, simmering drama of German-Bulgarian discord, but the spirit of John Ford graces it.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Western" is as precise as a dropped pin on a GPS map, which makes its sense of mystery all the more powerful.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

One of the films of the year has arrived - maybe the best of the year - a work of unmatched subtlety, complexity and artistry.

5.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The film's visual execution and spare narrative style give it a timeless dimension that will lend some modestly exportable clout to an approachable and appealingly laconic drama.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Like its title, "Western" is both startlingly direct and full of resonance and ambiguity.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A naturalistic, almost documentary-like feature that slowly builds.

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