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Western (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Western earns the viewer's attention with an unpredictable, patiently told tale that evokes the spirit of the titular genre while adding its own unique touches.

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A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote building 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 two men begin to compete for recognition and favor from the local villagers.

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Momchil Sinanov
as Manchos Großvater
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Like its title, "Western" is both startlingly direct and full of resonance and ambiguity.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A culture clash defined by an incredibly strong first-time performance, it's continually more emotionally surprising than its dry packaging lets on.

February 20, 2018 | Full Review…

A slow burn of a drama with a restrained tone that may put off some viewers, but which will captivate those who responded to its low-key wavelength.

February 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Western" is as precise as a dropped pin on a GPS map, which makes its sense of mystery all the more powerful.

February 15, 2018 | Full Review…

There are no stagecoaches or six-shooters in this sharp, simmering drama of German-Bulgarian discord, but the spirit of John Ford graces it.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…
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A naturalistic, almost documentary-like feature that slowly builds.

May 18, 2017 | Full Review…

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