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Director: Valeska Grisebach
DE, BG, AT 2017121 min. 0 sec.
Western follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but tensions mount when, Meinhard, the strong, silent and newcomer to the group, starts mixing with the local villagers. With sweeping cinematography and tightly modulated pacing, award-winning “Western” tells a universal story of masculinity and xenophobia on the contemporary frontier of Eastern Europe. Drawing remarkably nuanced performances from a cast of non-professionals, Valeska Grisebach uses the trappings of the western genre to poke and prod at current anxieties about borders and our relationships with our neighbors.
DOP: Bernhard Keller
Original language: de, bg, enSubtitles: lvTranslation in headphones: en