Grounded by Mortensen’s fiercely understated French-language performance, a score by neo-Western masters Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and the beautifully stark backdrop of Algeria’s mountain ranges, director David Oelhoffen transplants a classic western tale into an unstable warzone to tell the story of one man’s sense of personal duty in light of the realities of the world around him.
—Genna Terranova Tribeca Film Festival film guide.
Film InformationYear: 2015
Length: 102 minutes
Cast & CreditsDirector and Screenwriter: David Oelhoffen
Producer: Marc Du Pontavice, Matthew Gledhill
Editor: Juliette Welfling
Cinematographer: Guillaume Deffontaines
Composer: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb