western feature film, 2017, 121 min.



written and directed by valeska grisebach

cinematographer bernhard keller

produced by komplizen film, berlin


world premiere at the cannes film festival, section: un certain regard, 2017


a group of german construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when men begin to compete for recognition and favor from the local villagers.

personal note:

the camp, the garden, the building site - everything is built from scratch.

as well as the bar in the village, which was just an abandoned, empty space.


construction workers camp

construction site

bar in the village



design process and construction of the camp

construction test on location

delivery of the containers

before and after vincent's house, village bar, construction site


behind the scenes