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A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.

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Young Soldier 1
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Werner
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Payote Joe
David T. Lim ...
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Karl Willetts ...
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'Slow West' follows a 16-year-old boy on a journey across 19th Century frontier America in search of the woman he loves, while accompanied by mysterious traveler Silas. Written by Anonomous

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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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$6,459 (USA) (19 June 2015)

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$229,094 (USA) (19 June 2015)
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This is John Maclean's first feature film. See more »

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The movie is set in 1870 but many of the characters are using the Colt Peacemaker revolver which was not released until 1873. See more »

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Werner: So, now... East. What news?
Jay Cavendish: Violence and suffering. And West?
Werner: Dreams and toil.
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An accomplished and satisfying directorial debut
28 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Don't be misled by the title: this western may start slowly but sure picks up pace with an explosive finale and, while it is set in 1870 Colorado, it is shot in today's New Zealand.

Like the twice-made western "True Grit", the story teams a younger person on a search with a cynical veteran: on this occasion 16 year old aristocratic and Scottish Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), searching for his lost love, and the rough, middle-aged, Irish gunslinger Silas Selleck (a superb Michael Fassbender), seeking something more pecuniary.

First-time writer and director British John Maclean has crafted an admirable film with atmospheric music, fine pacing, colourful characters, terrific scenery and a compelling narrative. By turns touching, surreal and shocking, at just 84 minutes, every scene counts and drives the story westwards and onwards to a satisfying conclusion.


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