West Movie

She Can See Her Future, But Can’t Escape Her Past.

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Who's Involved:

Jordis Triebel, Tristan Gobel, Christian Schwochow

Release Date:

Friday, November 7, 2014 (Limited)

a sex scene, brief nudity and violence

Runtime: 1 hr, 42 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

East Germany. Summer, late 70’s. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij’s apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry a West German, she crosses the border to start a new life in the West. But soon her past starts to haunt her as the Allied Secret Service begin to question Wassilij’s mysterious disappearance. Is he still alive? Was he a spy? Plagued by her past and fraught with paranoia, Nelly is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow.

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Who stars in West: Cast List

... Nelly Senff


... Alexej


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Key Facts

  1. Arras Film Festival (French Critic's Prize), Montreal World Film festival (Best Actress Award for Jordis Triebel & FIPRESCI-Prize for Best Picture), German Film Prize (Best Actress, Jordis Triebel), Film/Neu Festival of German Language Cinema (Audience Favorite)

Filming Timeline

  1. October 2014: The film was in Completed status.

West Release Date: When was the film released?

West was released in 2014 on Friday, November 7, 2014 (Limited release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Interstellar, Big Hero 6 and Jessabelle.

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