Rent Western (2017)

3.3 of 5 from 189 ratings
1h 59min
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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, but they are also confronted with their own prejudices and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences with the native villagers. The foreman Vincent (Reinhardt Wetrek) and the mysterious Meinhard (Meinhard Neumann) also start to fall out. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when the German workers begin to compete for recognition and favour from the local villagers.
Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Veneta Fragnova, Viara Borisova, Kevin Bashev, Aliosman Deliev, Momchil Sinanov, Robert Gawellek, Jens Klein, Waldemar Zang, Detlef Schaich, Sascha Diener, Enrico Mantei, Gulzet Zyulfov, Kostadin Kerenchev, Katerina Dermendzhieva, Maria Prokopova, Ivanka Popova, Todor Damyanov
Valeska Grisebach, Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Michel Merkt
Valeska Grisebach
New Wave
Drama, Thrillers
Release Date:
Run Time:
119 minutes
Bulgarian, German
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1

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Reviews (6) of Western

Gave Up - Western review by IG

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This may be a good film beyond the first 35 minutes we'll never know, found it dull, slow and pointless, the film totally failed to entertain, inform or interest us, could not bear to continue watching, turned it off.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Showing both sides of humanity. - Western review by TE

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A group of German workers are hired to carry out a drainage project in rural Bulgaria during a hot summer.

This intelligently directed film tells a good story whilst also touching on contemporary issues, such as gender stereotyping and communication between people of different nationality and language.

There is an honest portrayal of the dangers of nationalism, and the threat of violence is never far from the surface, but the overall 'feel' is for the tolerance and humane warmth that is also possible.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

If you feel in need of a slow, well acted, but not much at all happens, narrative... - Western review by CS

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I'd read some very positive reviews of this in the media and it is a very well-acted film that conveys a real sense of authenticity

in depicting cultural tensions between a group of German workers and Bulgarian locals. It is slow, though, very, very, very slow, and while that helps in building a sense of just-below-the-surface tension this tests boredom thresholds and I'm afraid broke mine into little pieces.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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