Les Cowboys

Les Cowboys

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A father and son set out to find their missing daughter/sister with the help of an American headhunter (John. C Reilly) in this French drama. More

When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town east of France, Alain (François Damiens, Delicacy) and his young son, Kid, head out to find her. The journey takes the men to some far-off and unsettling places in what begins to feel like an endless quest.

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2015Rating: M, Violence, offensive language & drug use104 minsFranceFrench, English and Urdu with English subtitles
Drama

Les Cowboys | Reviews

Variety

Variety

Bidegain's approach respects his viewers' intelligence and rewards those willing to put in the work.

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Total Film

Total Film

Less a treatise on extremism than an exploration of western fears and prejudices, this is potent and provocative - and packs a skin-prickling finale.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Reaching across 15 years and multiple countries, "Les Cowboys" repurposes the narrative codes of the classic western to explore the complexities of a disrupted world.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The Searchers, another story of an "abducted" child, is clearly meant to be a touchstone, but Bidegain cannily exploits and then subverts that connection, taking the story to unexpected places with twist after twist.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

This modern western hits hard and stays with you. It's an auspicious debut for Bidegain as a director. As to whether it can stand shoulder to shoulder with The Searchers, that'll be the day.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Bidegain ... respects the simple, melodramatic appeal of his story, and the primal emotions lurking beneath this story of parents and children torn apart.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Bidegain can tell a sweeping story across several years and with multiple characters in very economical ways.

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