Archive of films Damsel / Damsel

2018, 112 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2018

No one in this Western gets a fair shake. Young Samuel wanders the prairie in search of happiness and his beloved girl. But the American West isn’t for everyone, especially if you don’t know who it is you want to be. Someone ends up being the hero, someone the villain. But everyone just adores a damsel in distress.


Successful southern businessman Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) sets out for mountain country in order to finally meet his beloved fiancée Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). With visions of a new life, he brings wedding presents to the wilderness as well as a parson to marry the couple on the spot. But his trek won’t be an easy one because here nothing (and no one) is quite what it seems. This Western comedy, full of unexpected situations and plot twists, demonstrates that the Wild West isn’t for everyone, nor does everyone deserve a second chance. Is the preacher really a man of the cloth? Who is Penelope really waiting for? And what’s that little horse doing in Utah?

Nikola Paggio

About the director

David Zellner (b. 1974, Greely, Colorado, USA). Filmography: Plastic Utopia (1997), Frontier (2001), Goliath (2008), Kid-Thing (2012), Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014), Damsel (2018)

Nathan Zellner (b. 1975, Greely, Colorado, USA). Filmography: Damsel (2018)


Great Point Media
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United Kingdom
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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Screenplay: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Dir. of Photography: Adam Stone
Music: The Octopus Project
Editor: Melba Robichaux
Art Director: Scott Kuzio
Producer: Nathan Zellner, Chris Ohlson, David Zellner
Production: Damsel Productions, Inc.
Coproduction: Great Point Media, Strophic Productions Ltd.
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Joe Billingiere, Nathan Zellner, Robert Forster
Sales: Great Point Media


David Zellner

Film Director, Production Company


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