1 user 2 critic

Cowboy (2011)

Vaquero (original title)
The story of Julián Lamar, an Argentine actor who tries to get a part in a North American western that will be shot in Argentina.


1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A writer dying of AIDS searches for a cure and human interaction in the hospitals and sex clubs of Buenos Aires.

Director: Anahí Berneri
Stars: Juan Minujín, Mimí Ardú, Carlos Echevarría
El marginal (TV Series 2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Miguel (Juan Minujin), a former Argentinian cop, is sent by a judge to get into a prison in order to find the kidnapper of his daughter as a result of a favor. Once in there, he changes his... See full summary »

Stars: Juan Minujín, Martina Gusman, Gerardo Romano
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A small incident over two neighbors common wall sparks a conflict which affects the intimacy of the view over the chimney; the protagonist sparks a conflict and with paranoiac obsession destroys everyday life.

Directors: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Stars: Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Aráoz, Eugenia Alonso
2 + 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the fun of double dating begins to grow old, Richard and Bettina share a dirty little secret with their friends Diego and Emilia: They live a double life as swingers, and would love to share this practice with them.

Director: Diego Kaplan
Stars: Adrián Suar, Carla Peterson, Julieta Díaz
On Probation (2005)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary »

Director: Damián Szifrón
Stars: Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Óscar Ferreiro
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn
Stars: Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio
Rudo y Cursi (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional soccer.

Director: Carlos Cuarón
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two siblings on a mission. After their elderly father gets hurt in an accident, they run to his side. He has breaking news about their mother, who abandoned them. He also hid something ... See full summary »

Director: Jazmín Stuart
Stars: Hugo Arana, Juan Minujín, Erica Rivas
Historia de un clan (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Puccio are apparently a family like any other: Archimedes, the father has a plan in hand, for which it needs the help of his family. He gathers his children to help him carry out the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chino Darín, Alejandro Awada, Cecilia Roth
El Cinco (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Argentinian soccer player leaves his club for a career outside sports. During his last five matches , he struggles with the question what he will do with his life.

Director: Adrián Biniez
Stars: Diego Mattioli, Néstor Guzzini, Esteban Lamothe
Okupas (TV Mini-Series 2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

4 young men with different backgrounds merge in the same house and have to face new experiences living in a stolen house, being prosecuted by the police and other gangs.

Stars: Rodrigo De la Serna, Diego Alonso Gómez, Ariel Staltari
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Charly was abandoned right after birth in a convent. He is not aware of who the couple who are about to arrive and dine at the inn, actually are. Karla is about to show up with a dead man and one hundred dollars in the trunk of her car.

Director: Martín Salinas
Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Martín Piroyansky, Luis Ziembrowski


Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guillermo Arengo
Daniel Fanego
Pilar Gamboa
Brad Krupsaw ...
Esteban Lamothe
Marcelo Melingo
Esmeralda Mitre
Sergio Pangaro
Alberto Suárez
Julieta Vallina


The story of Julián Lamar, an Argentine actor who tries to get a part in a North American western that will be shot in Argentina.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

one word title | See All (1) »







Release Date:

29 September 2011 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Cowboy  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Tango western
25 April 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Julian Lamar is an actor whom we meet during a play where he is appearing. It is obvious the type of fare that is more suited for Off-Off-Broadway than for the commercial venues. Julian, like all actors, must do whatever in order to survive in his chosen world. While acting on the stage, he is also seen while working in a film being shot in Buenos Aires.

Julian is a strange man. He is a loner whose thoughts about the world he lives in is the basis of this story. Julian has a thing about his fellow actors as he compares them to himself. There is a certain degree of envy when he realizes Alonso, who plays the lead in the film being shot, gets parts where he has also auditioned for. His father is a strange man who praises other performers but has not an encouraging word for his own son.

"Vaquero" is a film that examines that rarefied world of show business with its rivalries and dramas away from the stage. Juan Minujin is making his film debut with this feature. We had seen him in "Epitaphs", and "A Year Without Love" before. He is a talented actor with an interesting face. Working with his own material he gives the viewer the feeling he knows the world he presents of endless waiting between takes, the boredom of making films, the castings that do not produce the results expected and blowing the one important occasion that might serve to be recognized in a big production. Juan's sexual life is dominated by his solitary viewing of porn and fails to perform with the one woman that really liked him.

As expected, Juan Minujin tailor made the picture to showcase his talents. He does an honest job in presenting that milieu as he sees it, perhaps verbalizing his own experiences. He is helped by Leonardo Sbaraglia a good actor who probably appeared as a favor to Mr. Minujin. Great appearance by Pilar Gamboa who keeps getting better and better in every new film she appears. Also in supporting roles Guillermo Arengo, Daniel Fanego and the beautiful Esmeralda Mitre.

The film is shot in dart tones by cinematographer Lucio Bonelli. One wishes Juan Minujin success in his new endeavors.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Cowboy (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: