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Western (2017)

Unrated | | Drama | 24 August 2017 (Germany)
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A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted ... See full summary »

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Valeska Grisebach
15 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meinhard Neumann ... Meinhard
Reinhardt Wetrek ... Vincent
Syuleyman Alilov Letifov Syuleyman Alilov Letifov ... Adrian
Veneta Fragnova Veneta Fragnova ... Veneta
Viara Borisova Viara Borisova ... Vyara (as Vyara Borisova)
Kevin Bashev Kevin Bashev ... Wanko
Aliosman Deliev Aliosman Deliev ... Mancho
Momchil Sinanov Momchil Sinanov ... Manchos Großvater
Robert Gawellek Robert Gawellek ... Tommy
Jens Klein Jens Klein ... Jens
Waldemar Zang Waldemar Zang ... Boris
Detlef Schaich Detlef Schaich ... Helmuth
Sascha Diener Sascha Diener ... Marcel
Enrico Mantei Enrico Mantei ... Wolle
Gulzet Zyulfov Gulzet Zyulfov ... Gulzet
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A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when men begin to compete for recognition and favor from the local villagers.

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Drama

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Country:

Germany | Bulgaria | Austria

Language:

German | Bulgarian | English

Release Date:

24 August 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Vestern See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,688, 18 February 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,072, 28 June 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Features an entire cast of non-professionals, with the majority of them having this movie as their first credit. See more »

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References Fata Morgana (1971) See more »

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Admire the Effort
5 November 2018 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

OK, the writer/director deserves Kudos for trying to bring the classical American Western movie hero (e.g. Winchester '73; The Gunfighter) portrayal to contemporary Europe. European, especially German, fascination w/this genre has been around for decades. Plot: German construction workers are building a small dam in Bulgaria near the Greek border. For some reason they didn't bring a translator (not realistic, dumb script error) so communication is a problem w/the local rural population. Some locals also have some historic mistrust, post war remembrance, of Germany. Since they're mostly isolated its mostly beers and male cocky, posturing, showing off style toughness. That's about all we see which gets boring quickly. A surprisingly well tamed horse is found roaming free and becomes a focal point between some of the workers and locals. First time acting for many, but wasn't a demanding script. I think the plot theme was to make contemporary the stereotypical Western's male quiet, laid back, hero warrior. Anyway, difficult to follow. Suggest, if interested in this story concept, watch "The Dark Valley".


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