West (film)

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Directed by Daniel Krige
Produced by Matthew Reeder
Anne Robinson
Written by Daniel Krige
Starring Khan Chittenden
Nathan Phillips
Gillian Alexy
Michael Dorman
Cinematography Damian Wyvill
Edited by Roland Gallois
Release dates 5 July 2007 (2007-07-05)
Running time 99 minutes
Country Australia
Language English

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.

Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde fame is the main vocalist on the score to West. She also sings the title song, "Falling in Love".


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.


Actor Role
Khan Chittenden Pete
Nathan Phillips Jerry
Gillian Alexy Cheryl
Michael Dorman Mick
Blazey Best Bunny
David Field Doug


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."[1] 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."[2]

Box Office[edit]

West grossed $57,472 at the box office in Australia.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ravier, Matt (8 July 2007). "Review: West (2007)". In Film Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Pomeranz, Margaret (4 July 2007). "West". At the Movies. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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