• “The talented rumanian filmmaker surprises (and convinces us) with his thriller noir which stands out from his previous filmography and from almost all of the cinema coming from his country.”
    – Diego Lerer: Micropsiacine

    “The pleasing perspective from Corneliu Porumboiu about grand theft movies has its own charm.”
    – Eric Kohn: IndieWire

    “Art house movie that stands out from many others within its genre.”
    – Leslie Felperin: The Hollywood Reporter

  • “There are no stagecoaches or six-shooters in this sharp, simmering drama of German-Bulgarian discord, but the spirit of John Ford graces it.”

    – Guy Lodge, Variety

    “An amazing existential study of masculinty.”
    – Sight and Sound Magazine 

    “A powerful drama, deeply human and intrinsically politico. It evokes the cinematic poem Beau Travail by Claire Denis.”
    – Daniel Kasman, MUBI Notebook

    “Valeska Grisebach uses the tropes of the western genre to tell a story that resonates globally.”
    – Peter Kelly, Cinema Guild production director