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Western (1997)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Romance | 24 July 1998 (USA)
Catalonian Paco is a traveling rep for a shoe manufacturer. When he stops to pick up Russian emigree hitchhiker Nino, Paco soon finds himself on the side of the road with everything stolen ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paco Cazale
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Nino
Élisabeth Vitali ...
Marinette
Marie Matheron ...
Nathalie
Daphné Gaudefroy ...
Hitch-Hiker
Karine LeLièvre ...
Mr. Letour's Secretary (voice)
Jean-Louis Dupont ...
Policeman
Olivier Herveet ...
Hospital Doctor
Alain Luc Guhur ...
Hospital Attendant
Bernard Mazzinghi ...
Roland (Marinette's Brother)
Alain Denniel ...
Bearded Man in Hospital Ward
Serge Riaboukine ...
Van Driver
Michel Vivier ...
Car Driver
Mélanie Leray ...
Guenaelle
Catherine Riaux ...
Guenaelle's Friend
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Catalonian Paco is a traveling rep for a shoe manufacturer. When he stops to pick up Russian emigree hitchhiker Nino, Paco soon finds himself on the side of the road with everything stolen out from under him. Local gift shop owner Marinette gives the Spaniard a lift. Their mutual attraction manifests itself quickly, and Paco, who was fired over the stolen-car episode, hangs around. When he happens to spot Nino in the same town, he beats up the scrawny Russian, who lands in the hospital. Oddly enough, this marks the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Paco and Nino soon take the trip down the road together. Written by Anonymous

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Two bachelors. Two weeks on the road. What could go wrong?

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24 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$110,942, 31 July 1998

Gross USA:

$200,840, 7 March 1999
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A road movie that is both funny and tragic.
22 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

'Western' shows all different walks life can have in store. Two immigrants, a Russian and a Spaniard, travel throughout western France. Not only the landscapes look a bit British, but also the dialogues and characters remind of British movies. The scene shot on a terrace with an Ivory Coaster from Bretagne is very funny. But other scenes show how senseless life can be.

I like road movies and this one of the best movies in its genre.


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