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|Festivale online magazine, April, 1998|
Western movie review
(French language with English subtitles)
Western is a story of relationships, between both friends and lovers. It's also a look at modern France through the eyes of outsiders.
The two main characters, the Spanish Paco (Sergi Lopez) and Russian Nino (Sacha Bourdo), are opposites. Paco is physical and good-looking while Nino is small and philosophical. They meet after Nino steals Paco's car, setting off a chain of events which leads to Paco falling in love with the good samaritan Marinette (Elisabeth Vitali). Because of this, the two men are reconciled and become friends. When Marinette announces she needs three weeks alone to decide if Paco really is the man for her, the two hit the road to fill the time.|
The film becomes a road movie through Brittany, whose location in the west of France provides the movie's name. Along the way, Paco and Nino make friendships, have flings, undergo accidents and sleep in unlikely places. It's a thoughtful, character-driven movie which examines relationships and takes a side-long view of French life; you also get to see a lot of charming Breton countryside into the bargain. It's a bit long in places but an enjoyable movie overall.
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Title: Western (1998)
|The Players: Sergi Lopez, Sacha Bourdo, Elizabeth Vitali, Marie Matheron||Official website|
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