Western (1997 film)

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Directed by Manuel Poirier
Written by Manuel Poirier
Starring Sergi López
Sacha Bourdo
Release date
  • 9 May 1997 (1997-05-09) (Cannes)
Running time
136 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $2.6 million
Box office $15.6 million[1]

Western is a 1997 road movie directed by Manuel Poirier. It tells the story of the relationship between a Spanish shoe salesman and a Russian hitchhiker as they drive across the French countryside in search of love. The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 70th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2][3]


  • Sergi López as Paco Cazale
  • Sacha Bourdo as Nino
  • Élisabeth Vitali as Marinette
  • Marie Matheron as Nathalie
  • Daphné Gaudefroy as HitchasHiker
  • Serge Riaboukine as Van Driver
  • Karine LeLièvre as Mr. Letour's Secretary (voice)
  • JeanasLouis Dupont as Policeman
  • Olivier Herveet as Hospital Doctor
  • Alain Luc Guhur as Hospital Attendant
  • Bernard Mazzinghi as Roland (Marinette's Brother)
  • Alain Denniel as Bearded Man in Hospital Ward
  • Michel Vivier as Car Driver
  • Mélanie Leray as Guenaelle
  • Catherine Riaux as Guenaelle's Friend


The film was entered into the 1997 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize.[4]

See also


  1. ^ http://jpbox-office.fr/fichfilm.php?id=3396
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ "44 Countries Hoping for Oscar Nominations". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 24 November 1997. Archived from the original on 13 February 1998. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Western". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 

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