WESTERN
Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

Film Website

A group of German workers sets off to a construction site in the border region between Bulgaria and Greece. This foreign land and its breath-taking landscape awaken 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.

tags: Work, Cultural Conflict, Nature, Feature film, Western

Cast: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Veneta Frangova, Vyara Borisova

Credits

Screenplay: Valeska Grisebach

Director of Photography: Bernhard Keller

Film Editor: Bettina Böhler

Production Designer: Beatrice Schultz

Costume Design: Veronika Albert

Sound: Uve Haußig

Producer: Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Valeska Grisebach, Michel Merkt

Co-Producer: Boris Chouchkov, Viktor Chouchkov, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner

Production Company: Komplizen Film

Co-Production Company: Chouchkov Brothers, coop99, KNM

World Sales: Films Boutique

Distributor: Piffl Medien GmbH

Director: Valeska Grisebach

TV channel: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Arte

biography

Valeska Grisebach was born in Bremen in 1968, majored in Philosophy and German Lit at Berlin, Munich and Vienna before starting to study directing at Vienna Film Academy 1993. Her graduating film MBE MY STAR (2001) was nominated for a Grimme Prize, winning the Film Critic's Prize at Toronto and the Main Prize at Torino. Her second film LONGING received several international awards as well.