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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 »

Director:

Manuel Poirier

Writers:

Jean-François Goyet, Manuel Poirier (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergi López ... Paco Cazale
Sacha Bourdo ... Nino
Élisabeth Vitali Élisabeth Vitali ... Marinette
Marie Matheron ... Nathalie
Daphné Gaudefroy Daphné Gaudefroy ... Hitch-Hiker
Karine LeLièvre Karine LeLièvre ... Mr. Letour's Secretary (voice)
Jean-Louis Dupont Jean-Louis Dupont ... Policeman
Olivier Herveet Olivier Herveet ... Hospital Doctor
Alain Luc Guhur Alain Luc Guhur ... Hospital Attendant
Bernard Mazzinghi Bernard Mazzinghi ... Roland (Marinette's Brother)
Alain Denniel Alain Denniel ... Bearded Man in Hospital Ward
Serge Riaboukine ... Van Driver
Michel Vivier Michel Vivier ... Car Driver
Mélanie Leray Mélanie Leray ... Guenaelle
Catherine Riaux 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?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Featured in Especial Cannes: 50 Anos de Festival (1997) See more »

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Terrible story
2 October 2009 | by chlsy8See all my reviews

This is probably one of the worst French movies I have seen so far, among more than 100 french movies I have ever seen. Terrible screenplay and very medioacre/unprofessional acting causes the directing powerless. with all that it doesn't matter how nice western french scene and fancy music can add to the story.

One of the key weakness of this movie is that these two characters do NOT attract people, as an audience I don't care what happens to them.

It amazed me how this movie won jury prize in cannes, man, I love almost all the awarded movies in cannes, but not this one. A major disappointment for me.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lännen mailla See more »

Filming Locations:

Brittany, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,942, 2 August 1998

Gross USA:

$200,840
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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