The Man from the West is one of those surwesterns […] an admirable lesson in cinema." Jean-Luc Godard
New HD restoration
Link Jones has long since stopped using his colts… But as he returns to his native West, his train is attacked by a band of outlaws. He finds himself forced to participate in the attack on a bank in a ghost town. Because in reality, Link Jones was once among these bandits. The time has come to settle accounts with his past, in an ultimate confrontation...
All the cruelty of Anthony Mann's cinema ( The Man from the Plain, Winchester 73 ) for a great western, led by a mythical hero of the genre: Gary Cooper. From the sequence of the heroine's forced striptease to the attack on a deserted city by a mad leader, there are many anthology moments in this twilight masterpiece.
THE MAN FROM THE WEST (1958 – B&W – 100 mins) new HD restoration
. ANTHONY MANN, A MAN FROM THE WEST (13 mins) Polars, westerns, historical frescoes: the biography of a legendary filmmaker declined in three genres.
. "SUPER MANN" BY JEAN-LUC GODARD (13 mins) A scalpel analysis by Jean-Luc Godard for Les Cahiers du Cinéma, read by Bruno Putzulu.
. TAVERNIER/RISSIENT, TALK ON MANN (21 mn) Two enthusiasts of Anthony Mann's work give their point of view on L'Homme de l'Ouest.
* in HD on the Blu-ray version
Released October 8, 2014 (Blu-ray) Released June 3, 2004 (DVD)