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Slow West (2015)

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A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.

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John Maclean

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John Maclean
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Jay Cavendish
Caren Pistorius ... Rose Ross
Aorere Paki Aorere Paki ... Young Native Boy
Jeffrey Thomas ... Union Officer
Hayden Frost Hayden Frost ... Young Soldier 1
Kieran Charnock Kieran Charnock ... Young Soldier 2
Michael Fassbender ... Silas Selleck
Joseph Passi Joseph Passi ... Congolese Singer 1
Sam Manzanza Sam Manzanza ... Congolese Singer 2
Tawanda Manyimo ... Congolese Singer 3
David T. Lim David T. Lim ... Tattoo Man (as David Lim)
Bryan Michael Mills Bryan Michael Mills ... The Minstrel (as Bryan Mills)
Madeleine Sami ... Marimacho
Eddie Campbell Eddie Campbell ... Skelly
Ben Mendelsohn ... Payne
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Storyline

'Slow West' follows a 16-year-old boy on a journey across 19th Century frontier America in search of the woman he loves, while accompanied by mysterious traveler Silas. Written by Anonomous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Love and death are universal. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | New Zealand

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caminho do Oeste See more »

Filming Locations:

Twizel, Canterbury, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,459, 19 June 2015

Gross USA:

$229,094
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in the South Island of New Zealand. See more »

Goofs

Payne is shot in the doorway of the Ross house. When Silas has entered, the body has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Silas Selleck: [narrating] Once upon a time, 1870 to be exact, a 16-year-old kid traveled from the cold shoulder of Scotland to the baking heart of America to find his love. His name was Jay. Her name was Rose.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Modern Westerns (2015) See more »

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Theme from The Orkestra of the Dead
Written and Performed by Bryan Michael Mills
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Slow and steady won this race.
6 June 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Slow West may live up to it's title but it also proves that a slow pace does not mean it can't be action laced, fun and exciting.

Michael Fassbender does an old school style western that reminds me of Eastwood in his glory days. He portrays a man helping a boy from Scotland find his sweetheart who had to skip the country and head to America's West.

The movie was visually stunning as the filmmaker used a lot of cool camera tricks to make the Frontier look like colorful art work.

Went to see the movie cause Michael Fassbender was in it and I got real nervous as the picture started and I realized how slow it was going, but even though the pace staid slow the energy of the movie does not.

Slow west is filled with all the good stuff you loved, with Michael Fassbender playing the anti hero and Ben Mendelsohn playing the colorful villain. Even the fact that it was shot beautifully in New Zealand is a homage to the old school westerns that were shot in Italy.

Nothing but cool.


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