Western (film)

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For the genre, see Western (genre).
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Directed by Manuel Poirier
Written by Manuel Poirier
Starring Sergi López
Sacha Bourdo
Distributed by Artificial Eye (UK)
New Yorker Films (USA)
Release dates
9 May 1997 (premiere at Cannes)
Running time
136 minutes
Country France
Language French

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.


  • Sergi López as Paco Cazale
  • Sacha Bourdo as Nino
  • Élisabeth Vitali as Marinette
  • Marie Matheron as Nathalie
  • Daphné Gaudefroy as HitchasHiker
  • 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
  • Serge Riaboukine as Van Driver
  • 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.[1]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Western". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 

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