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Western (2018)

An atmospheric drama set in the Bulgarian countryside

Drama

7.3

movie

Austria, Bulgaria
Bulgarian, English, French
Action-packed, True-crime
2018
Female director, Valeska Grisebach
Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov
121 min

Synopsis

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A group of German construction workers set out for a foreign construction site in the Bulgarian province. The strange country awakens adventure feelings among the men. At the same time, they are confronted with their prejudices and mistrust. For two of the men, a nearby village becomes the stage for a competition for the recognition and favor of the village.

Our Take

7.3
The Staff

This realistic drama produced by the director of Toni Erdmann is about a group of German workers who are sent to the Bulgarian/Greek border to build a water pump.

Their arrogant leader harasses a local and flies a German flag, prompting a clash with the nearby village.

Unlike the reference of its title, Western doesn’t follow any format and is not interested in portraying violence. Instead, it’s a quiet look at how people handle social and cultural tensions.

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