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Western (2017)

Valeska Grisebach, Bulgaria

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.

«Valeska Grisebach has made another great film after the wonderful SEHNSUCHT. You have to get involved with it, because it is very peculiar and unwieldy and refuses to follow the classical narrative pattern. Only amateurs are involved, and through the time the film takes, you get very close to them and feel their presence. The film is also a clever commentary on the economic, political and human relations between East and West.»

Bettina Oberli
120 minutes
OV German, Bulgarian
German, French, English
Video Quality
Available in
Switzerland, Liechtenstein