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Meek's Cutoff USA 2010 | 104 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Kelly Reichardt

With films like "Wendy and Lucy" (2008), "Meek’s Cutoff" (2010) and "Night Moves" (2013) KELLY REICHARDT (*1963) is one of the most prolific makers of independent films in the USA. In 2016, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed her film "Certain Women".

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[⏵] In her fourth film, Kelly Reichardt returns to the early days of the USA and gives the Western a female makeover. 1845, Oregon. Three families are heading westwards with their covered wagons. They have hired the trapper Meek (Bruce Greenwood) to guide them. He claims to be an expert for the region and takes them on an alleged short cut through a wasteland. After weeks of exhausting toil in the dusty heat, it becomes clear: they are lost in the prairie. Despair takes hold. When they take an Indian prisoner, only young Emily (Michelle Williams) is brave enough to approach the man. With skilful negotiation, she tries to persuade him to show the pioneers the way to a watering hole.

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Original title: Meek's Cutoff
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Transatlantic
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Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Screenplay: Jon Raymond
Cast: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Neal Huff, Tommy Nelson, Rod Rondeaux
Producer: Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia
Director of Photography: Christopher Blauvelt
Music: Jeff Grace
Production Design: David Doernberg
Editor: Kelly Reichardt
Sound: Leslie Shatz
Costume design: Vicki Farrell
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Format: BluRay
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World Sales: Independent
Production: Evenstar Films; Film Science; Harmony Productions; Primitive Nerd
Contact: Rachel Brown, Independent: rachel@independentfilmcompany.com

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