Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Aragon, Land of the Western

Aragon, terre de western – French title
Aragon, Land of the Western – English title

A 2003 French production [3 Sud/K Production (Toulouse)]
Producer: Jacques Mitsch
Director: Claude Ledu, Eric Cherriere
Screenplay:
Cinematography: [color]
Music:
Running time: 26 minutes

Cast:
Narrator - Maurice Poli
with; Craig Hill


A documentary on the Balcazars and the westerns they made in Aragon near Barcelona. Spain. The risk they took to build a western set and transform it into a Southwestern town. They also used the western to reveal growing tensions and society’s problems in their own country.

6 comments:

  1. Is it possible to find a copy of this, sounds interesting. I have never noticed any explicit social commentary in Balcazar productions...

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  2. Here's a link to a website for the production company. Contact and see if this may be available on DVD.
    http://pagesperso-orange.fr/kprod/real/Ledu%20Cherriere.html

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  3. Direct link to the product:
    http://kproduction.org/spip.php?article63
    The same outfit produced another documentary called: "Western Rouge". See:
    http://kproduction.org/spip.php?article97
    Both DVD are sold by mail, and I'll order mine tomorrow.
    Price 20 euros each, plus 4,50 euros postage (for a French customer, I suppose). A somewhat stiff price as "Aragon" is only 26 minutes long and "Western Rouge" 52 minutes long. But I'm a fan.
    Can't tell if the DVDs are Region 1 or All Regions. I'll keep you posted.
    Breccio

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  4. Does this film have english language options? I'd be very interested in it but not much point for me if only in french.

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  5. Son of Django: No info about language on the K Production website. I've ordered the two discs yesterday and I'll probably get them next week. I'll send the relevant info to Tom Betts.
    Breccio

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  6. I sent K Productions an email asking about language options. That was three days ago but still no answer! Please keep us informed, Brescio.

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