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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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Jean-François Goyet, Manuel Poirier (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergi López ... Paco Cazale
Sacha Bourdo ... Nino
Élisabeth Vitali Élisabeth Vitali ... Marinette
Marie Matheron 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 Serge Riaboukine ... Van Driver
Michel Vivier Michel Vivier ... Car Driver
Mélanie Leray Mélanie Leray ... Guenaelle
Catherine Riaux Catherine Riaux ... Guenaelle's Friend


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?


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

24 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lännen mailla See more »

Filming Locations:

Brittany, France See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,942, 31 July 1998

Gross USA:

$200,840, 7 March 1999
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Featured in Especial Cannes: 50 Anos de Festival (1997) See more »

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Alternative French
17 December 2001 | by francoatgrexSee all my reviews

I am not usually very fond of French movies but for reasons I cannot describe too well, this movie was very appealing to me. Although it is very French (it's located in Bretagne west of France) in its context, the idea of the movie is universal. It's about friendship and meeting and seducing women. The events are according to me unrealistic and mostly improbable. I live in Europe and know for a fact that having women and relationships are not as easy as they are portrayed in the movie but we would wish them to be.this makes the movie a kind of fantasy fulfillments tinged with streaks of reality throughout. In the lonely and grey countryside, inside anonymous houses, could one find love and happiness? Whenever I pass a house wherever it is located I'd think `could the woman of my life be inside that strange place that I pass by and will soon forget? If you don't really understand what' I'm saying go watch `Western' and you'll know. It will surely make you feel good.

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