An intense, slow-burning thriller from German filmmaker Valeska Grisebach (BE MY STAR, LONGING), WESTERN follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but tensions mount when Meinhard (Meinhard Neumann), the strong, silent newcomer to the group, starts mixing with the local villagers. The two sides speak different languages and share a troubled history. Can they learn to trust each other? Or is the stage being set for a showdown? (Note adapted from Cinema Guild.) DIR/SCR/PROD Valeska Grisebach; PROD Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Michel Merkt. Germany/Bulgaria, 2017, color, 121 min. In German and Bulgarian with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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