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Les Cowboys

6.61 h 45 min201512
In the mid-1990s, a rural family of enthusiastic country and western fans fall apart when their daughter, Kelly disappears one night at the local ball. The father, Alain, embarks on a relentless search for his daughter, even though it costs him everything and takes him to some dark and far-off places,.
Thomas Bidegain
François DamiensFinnegan OldfieldAgathe Dronne
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Supporting actors
Ellora TorchiaJohn C. ReillyAntoine ChappeyMaxim DriesenJean-Louis Coulloc'hGilles TretonFrancis LeplayDjemel Barek
Alain Attal
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3.9 out of 5 stars

34 global ratings

  1. 52% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 9% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 11% of reviews have 1 stars
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gemma95Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 September 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
I'm not sure what to think
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I have watched this film and noticed it had 4 star and 5 star reviews which I essentially agree with. I don't know if it's just me but it did come across that French lives and American lives were valued more than other nationalities lives and I found this rather offensive; but maybe this was the point of the film, to point out what an idiot the father was and later the son. I also found it very hard to believe the woman whose husband was killed by the son later lived with and had a child with this man. Seriously would anyone ever do this? I keep asking myself if I have missed the point of the film. Sorry if this is a "spoiler" but I felt concerned enough to comment on this.
andyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 January 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing cinema
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What amazing cinema! So NOT Hollywood. Incredible cast headed by François Damiens (La Famille Béllier) in an epic film that delivers the unexpected and in so many ways. If you can avoid reading a synopsis, so much the better, as you should be rewarded all the more for the way that the narrative reveals the ever changing story. Cinematography is superb, as is the directing and there is music with everything from classic Country Music to a Bronski Beat cover. Highly recommended.

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“Les Cowboys” (1 hour 41 minutes)
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Set Up: 2.0 Stereo; 5.1 Dolby digital

Embedded English Subtitles are included (not optional)
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M. jacksonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
OK, I suppose
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Good in patches, I thought it was all a bit drawn out and at the same time badly edited . I didn't believe in the father and the son's journey ( physical and emotional ) was just unbelievable and if there was a moral behind the film I missed it though I can see what might have been but.... perhaps there are too many morals.... for me a bit of a mess. But beautifully photographed.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2016
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Four Stars
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Compelling, haunting, well acted - Finnegan Oldfield is one to watch
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raj kumarReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 November 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cherish your loved ones
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tense film about the lost relationship of siblings. a mix of cultures set against the backdrop of Islam with beautiful scenery and a story that would be difficult to foresee. I love my sister even more now.
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Tommy DooleyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 October 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Tragic French Drama on the search for a daughter
This film starts in 1994 when we meet father and husband Alain Deland who is a lover of all things American – especially both their kinds of music – Country and Western. His family seem more than happy to participate in the group outings too and from an outsiders perspective they are a perfect nuclear family. Then on a day when they are having a festival his daughter goes missing.

What at first seems to be a case of abduction, or indeed worse, take on a different hue when she decides to contact them. That is when the story takes a massive U turn and nothing is as it should be. This is a remake of ‘The Searchers’ which is one of the best westerns ever made and this take – though original – is far removed from the sheer timeless beauty of the original John Ford classic

Now this starts off fairly light hearted at the beginning but it soon gets very dark very quickly – which is like the original. That is where the similarities end. It does have a bristling, brooding quality that makes it very compelling. It is a hard watch in places and that is in part due to the energy that Francois Damiens brings as the grieving father. This is a film that deals with difficult themes in a realistic way and is both well aced, directed, written and is for fans of Gallic cinema.
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DuffMan18Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 July 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Story & Acting
Very Good. Interesting story well told. The story covers several years from early '90 to late '00. Tells how the actions of one member of a family affects others within the family, sometimes with tragic results. Also the loss leads to obsession which blocks everything else out. Just how far would you go to find a missing daughter ? The acting is great and does not go overboard as I imagine some Ho;;ywood production would. Definately worth a viewing.
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