15
1hr 41mins

Felipe Gálvez's award-winning postcolonial Western is a stunningly atmospheric tale of mercenaries sent to ‘civilise’ Patagonia in the early 20th Century, hauntingly unmasking the bloody violence subjected on the people of Chile by the British Empire.

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Felipe Gálvez Haberle
15
Drama/Fiction
Strong violence, injury detail, sexual violence, very strong language
Spanish & English

At the turn of the 20th century, three horsemen set out across the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, tasked with securing a wealthy landowner’s vast property.

Accompanying a reckless British lieutenant and an American mercenary is mestizo marksman Segundo, who comes to realize their true mission is to murderously “remove” the indigenous population.

Writer-director Felipe Gálvez makes his revelatory debut with The Settlers, a searing and indelible take on the Western.

Painterly yet piercing, this acclaimed frontier epic turns a bold eye to the past, daring to reimagine its depiction in the present and for the future.

Chile’s Best International Feature Film entry to the 96th Academy Awards.


8/10
“A sweeping western as gorgeous as it is grim…”
COLLIDER