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Slow West (2015)

R | | Western | 16 April 2015 (USA)
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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.

Director:

John Maclean

Writer:

John Maclean
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Jay Cavendish
Caren Pistorius ... Rose Ross
Aorere Paki Aorere Paki ... Young Native Boy
Jeffrey Thomas ... Union Officer
Hayden Frost Hayden Frost ... Young Soldier 1
Kieran Charnock Kieran Charnock ... Young Soldier 2
Michael Fassbender ... Silas Selleck
Joseph Passi Joseph Passi ... Congolese Singer 1
Sam Manzanza Sam Manzanza ... Congolese Singer 2
Tawanda Manyimo Tawanda Manyimo ... Congolese Singer 3
David T. Lim David T. Lim ... Tattoo Man (as David Lim)
Bryan Michael Mills Bryan Michael Mills ... The Minstrel (as Bryan Mills)
Madeleine Sami ... Marimacho
Eddie Campbell Eddie Campbell ... Skelly
Ben Mendelsohn ... Payne
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Storyline

'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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Wanted dead or dead See more »

Genres:

Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK | New Zealand

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caminho do Oeste See more »

Filming Locations:

Twizel, Canterbury, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,459, 19 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$229,094, 21 June 2015
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Company Credits

Production Co:

See-Saw Films,DMC Film,Film4 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Filmed in the South Island of New Zealand. See more »

Goofs

Payne is shot in the doorway of the Ross house. When Silas has entered, the body has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Silas Selleck: [narrating] Once upon a time, 1870 to be exact, a 16-year-old kid traveled from the cold shoulder of Scotland to the baking heart of America to find his love. His name was Jay. Her name was Rose.
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Mbanza Congo
Written by Joseph Passi (as Passi Jo)
Performed by Joseph Passi (as Passi Jo), Sam Manzanza and Tawanda Manyimo
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I just loved it!
25 June 2015 | by annmooreSee all my reviews

Many of the reviews here seem to be written by contributors who take their cinema VERY seriously (not that there's anything wrong with that, as Jerry Seinfeld would say!). However, my take on Slow West is that I just loved it. It was a beautiful story with a great ending and it was a pleasure to see it all condensed into 84 minutes and not follow the new 'value for money' 3 hour epic scenario that a lot of films seem to be going for these days. All of the actors were superb and I loved the occasional quirky characters that showed up, especially the Congolese trio singing away in the middle of nowhere! So, in my humble opinion, Slow West is a good traditional enjoyable Western movie and that's it!


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