The Settlers15

Directed by Felipe Gálvez Haberle | Chile | 2023 | 1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles | Starring Sam Spruell, Mark Stanley, Marcelo Alonso, Alfredo Castro, Mariano Llinás

A wealthy Chilean landowner enlists the services of three horsemen to safeguard his expansive estate. Among them are a reckless British soldier, an American mercenary, and a Chilean marksman named Segundo. As tensions escalate within the group, Segundo begins to realise their true mission: the violent eradication of the indigenous population. Felipe Gálvez Haberle’s award-winning anti-Western unfolds as a brutal narrative of colonialist violence set against the backdrop of early 20th-century South America. Winner of the Critics Prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Reviews

‘It’s a fierce, stark, almost primitive parable of cruelty and power.’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘A heady, opaque western, slow to stir but vicious as a rattlesnake when it does.’
Jessica Kiang, Variety

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