• 2017
  • Germany / Bulgaria / Austria
  • 1h 59min
  • Directed by: Valeska Grisebach
  • Cast: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov

Valeska Grisebach's slow-burning drama about a laconic man (Neumann) who is part of a group of German workers that arrive in a small Bulgarian village to construct a water plant. Tension begins to show between the workers and villagers as the language barrier and the legacy of WWII are keenly felt. A thought-provoking and sparse film of beauty.

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9 Apr 20184 stars

Lean and beguiling drama from Valeska Grisebach which toys with genre conventions

Valeska Grisebach's subtle, slow-burning drama Western packs a lot into its deceptively simple storyline. Reworking familiar genre ingredients, from the mysterious loner to a close-knit rural community, it touches lightly on issues of European identity…

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