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Laconic, heartfelt tale of Spanish Romeo and Russian nebbish adrift in the new Europe. Winner of the 1997 Grand Jury Prize at Cannes.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A delightfully subtle and perceptive blend of romantic comedy and road movie."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A funny, romantic film filled with cozy intimacies and lovely, wide-screen images of the French countryside."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A charming and -- dare I use this word in a FT review? -- delightful road movie."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"If none of these characters is overweeningly compelling, they are all undeniably charming."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"The adventures are arbitrary, the cuteness of the men grows wearing, and when Nino has an accident with a chainsaw, we can see contrivance shading off into desperation."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A charmer from France that feels like a throwback to the 1960s, when foreign films flooded art- house cinemas."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"Funny, touching, familiar yet original."
‑ Lael Loewenstein, Boxoffice Magazine
"Touted as a comedy, it's actually nothing of the sort, struggling to get anywhere near the British funny bone."
‑ Julie Stevens, Empire Magazine
"One of the most refreshing aspects of Manuel Poirier's Western ... is the way it explodes many common notions about France and French movies."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A road movie unlike any other you've yet seen."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"viewers who insist on sturdy plots, admirable characters and lots of action will undoubtedly be bored senseless by Poirier's trek through Brittany -- the title refers to the western region of France."
‑ James Sanford, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"This richly satisfying French movie takes the archetypal road story into some uncharted territory."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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