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Far West (1973)

Le Far-West (original title)
Jacques, a 40-year-old citizen of Brussels, meets the fakir, Abracadabra who, before dying, gives him a special power.


Jacques Brel


Jacques Brel (screenplay), Paul Andréota (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Jacques Brel ... Jacques
Gabriel Jabbour Gabriel Jabbour ... Véronique
Danièle Evenou Danièle Evenou ... Danièle
Véronique Mucret Rouveyrollis Véronique Mucret Rouveyrollis ... Véro (as Véronique Mucret)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amédée Amédée
France Arnel
Marc Audier Marc Audier
Ramon Barri Ramon Barri
François Cadet François Cadet
Edouard Caillau Edouard Caillau
Ceel Ceel
Gilbert Charles Gilbert Charles
Michel de Warzee Michel de Warzee
Robert Delieu Robert Delieu
Pierre Dermo Pierre Dermo


Jacques, a 40-year-old citizen of Brussels, meets the fakir, Abracadabra who, before dying, gives him a special power.

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Comedy | Western


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Referenced in Brel, les rêves accomplis (2006) See more »


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Music by François Rauber
Lyrics by Jacques Brel
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"Mes oncles repus m'avaient volé le far-west"
3 September 2020 | by ulicknormanowenSee all my reviews

" My uncles who were full up had stolen my Wild West" ; these are the lines of an early Brel song "mon enfance " ,a painful remembrance of a gloomy childhood .

It was only natural that the artist would reclaim his Wild West when he grew up to be a man . A man? but Jacques and his mates ,en route to the Wild West in the middle of Belgium ,are grown-up kids ; they do what children would like to do so much : they build a town,complete with saloon ,in a disused factory : there are settling of scores,a funeral with an American flag on the dead body,campfires (where Brel sings another song about ...childhood called "l'enfance" which echoes to his former title ), Indians .....and even a successful gold rush.And Brel as a Rhinestone cowboy .

This is a self-indulgent ,amateurish work ,which does not possess much mass appeal : like "Frantz " (1971) ,his first effort ,it's reserved for Brel's fans although 'far -west "is a little more accessible .

Michel Piccoli and Juliette Greco make a special guest appearance ;so does Lino Ventura , Brel's co-star in Claude Lelouch's "l'aventure c'est l'aventure" ,but you have to arm up with patience .

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Release Date:

31 May 1973 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Machelen, Belgium See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Magnaphone Western Electric)


Color (Eastmancolor)
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