TIFF 2017 Movie Review: WESTERN (Germany/Bulgaria/Austria 2017)

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2017. Go to TIFF 2017 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

Western Poster
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.


Meinhard NeumannReinhardt Wetrek,Syuleyman Alilov Letifov

Likely called WESTERN because the characters in this Cannes hit travel to new frontiers like the classic John Ford and Howard Hawks westerns. A group of German construction workers labouring in the Bulgarian countryside to earn more money but trouble arrives in unexpected ways.

They raise their German flag proudly at the site. One of the workers tease the local girls swimming in the river. The locals take offence and old war resentment arises.

The workers and the locals have a problem of communication because of language The film is a bit hard to follow as one wonders which language is actual spoken and who can communicate. Nothing much happens.

Europeans particularly Germans would be able to appreciate this difficult diim more than North Americans.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8f8zHDwv_c


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