|Directed by||Daniel Krige|
|Produced by||Matthew Reeder
|Written by||Daniel Krige|
|Edited by||Roland Gallois|
|Release date(s)||5 July 2007|
|Running time||99 minutes|
West is a 2007 Australian film, written and directed by Daniel Krige, starring Khan Chittenden, Nathan Phillips, Gillian Alexy and Michael Dorman. The film had its world premiere at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival and was scheduled for Australian release on 5 July 2007 at the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney and the Nova Cinema in Melbourne with other cities to follow.
Pete and Jerry are cousins living in Sydney's western suburbs, where they both fall in love with the same girl. West explores the desperation of realising just how few choices you actually have in life.
Matt Ravier of In Film Australia gave a negative review of the film, noting "[t]he wrong-side-of-the-tracks film is an indie staple stateside. This Australian variant doesn’t succeed in updating the well-worn genre and seems happy to simply recycle the classic coming-of-age elements of more successful productions." Margaret Pomeranz of ABC's At the Movies provided a more favourable reception concluding that it "may not be an easy film for audiences but for me it was a tremendously moving and rewarding experience."
West grossed $57,472 at the box office in Australia.
- Ravier, Matt (8 July 2007). "Review: West (2007)". In Film Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
- Pomeranz, Margaret (4 July 2007). "West". At the Movies. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 24 May 2010. Pomeranz: David Stratton:
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
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