WESTERN photo copyright Komplizen Film

WESTERN

Agroup 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.

Director

VALESKA GRISEBACH studied Philosophy and German Studies in Berlin, Munich and Vienna. In 1993 she began studying to be a director at the Viennese Film Academy under Peter Patzak, Wolfgang Glück and Michael Haneke. Her graduation film BE MY STAR was nominated for the Adolf-Grimme-Award in 2002 and received the Critics’ Award at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the Grand Jury Award at the Turin Film Festival. Her second feature film, LONGING, premiered in 2006 in the Berlinale Competition. The film received several awards, including the Special Jury Award in Buenos Aires, the Grand Prix Asturias at the Gijón International Film Festival and the Special Jury Award at the Warsaw International Film Festival. WESTERN is her third feature film.

Valeska Grisebach
Valeska Grisebach (photo © Bettina Boehler)
photo © Komplizen Film
  • Genre
    Drama
  • CATEGORY
    Feature
  • YEAR OF PRODUCTION
    2017
  • DIRECTOR
    Valeska Grisebach
  • SCREENPLAY
    Valeska Grisebach
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Bernhard Keller
  • CAST
    Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Veneta Frangipova, Viara Borisova
  • PRODUCERS
    Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Valeska Grisebach, Michel Merkt
  • CO-PRODUCERS
    Boris Chouchkov, Viktor Chouchkov, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner
  • PRODUCTION COMPANY
    Komplizen Film, in co-production with Chouchkov Brothers, coop99, KNM, ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel/ARTE
  • RUNTIME
    121 min
  • LANGUAGE
    German, Bulgarian, English
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