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Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 6:00 PM
A slow-burning culture-clash thriller that uses the trappings of the western genre to explore current anxieties about borders and our relationships with our neighbors. Produced by Maren Ade and the team behind Toni Erdmann. Part of Bijou Horizons Series - FREE for UI students and $6.50 for general public.
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Part of Bijou Horizons series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

"A powerful, deeply human and intricately political drama...reminiscent of Claire Denis's Foreign Legion cine-poem, Beau Travail."
- Daniel Kasman, MUBI Notebook

An intense, slow-burning thriller, Western follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in rural Bulgaria. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but tensions mount when, Meinhard, the strong, silent and newcomer to the group, starts mixing with the local villagers. The two sides speak different languages and share a troubled history. Can they learn to trust each other - or is the stage being set for a showdown?