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Les Cowboys (2015)

Les cowboys (original title)
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When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town east of France, Alain 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.

Director:

Thomas Bidegain

Writers:

Laurent Abitbol (original idea), Thomas Bidegain (original idea) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
François Damiens ... Alain Balland
Finnegan Oldfield ... Georges Balland, dit Kid
Agathe Dronne Agathe Dronne ... Nicole Balland
Ellora Torchia ... Shazhana
Antoine Chappey Antoine Chappey ... Charles
Maxim Driesen Maxim Driesen ... Kid (13 ans)
Jean-Louis Coulloc'h ... L'Indien
Gilles Treton Gilles Treton ... Sheriff
Francis Leplay ... L'homme du train
Djemel Barek Djemel Barek ... Le père d'Ahmed
Mounir Margoum ... Ahmed
Leïla Saadali Leïla Saadali ... La mère d'Ahmed
Laure Calamy Laure Calamy ... Isabelle
Antoine Régent Antoine Régent ... Marc
Iliana Zabeth ... Kelly Balland
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Storyline

Right under everyone's noses, Kelly--the sixteen-year-old daughter of the devoted father and aspiring country singer, Alain--vanishes into thin air, during a mid-1990s cowboy fair. Convinced that his girl is kidnapped and that her incomprehensible disappearance is somehow connected to her newly discovered Muslim boyfriend, a furious and desperate Alain sets out on a long journey into the unknown to find missing Kelly, following a menacing trail of breadcrumbs from Antwerp to Yemen and Pakistan. Against the backdrop of the devastating September 11 attacks, Alain and his son, Georges, find themselves always one step behind, as fierce hatred turns into destructive obsession. A father and a brother want their Kelly back; however, is the young woman they seek, the woman they lost? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

One father's obsession to find his daughter.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a brief violent image and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

English | French | Urdu

Release Date:

25 November 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Cowboys See more »

Filming Locations:

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,178, 26 June 2016

Gross USA:

$73,725

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,302,493
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

François Damiens plays a character very close to the one he had a couple of years earlier, in Gare Du Nord, where he also played a character searching for his wayward daughter. See more »

Goofs

Kid watches a news report of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The reporter says that the Department of Homeland Security is in a panic because of the attack. The Department of Homeland Security did not exist on 9/11. It's creation did not take place until November 25, 2002, a little more than a year after the attacks. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Searchers (1956) See more »

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Hillbilly Band
Written by Toy Caldwell Jr.
Performed by The Marshall Tucker Band
(p) Marshall Tucker Entertainment Inc. d/b/a Ramblin' Records
© 1971, ©Renewed 2001 Editions Spirit One Music / Tommy's Toy Box Music
Avec l'autorisation de BMG Rights Management (France), de Tommy's Toy Box Music et de Marshall Tucker Entertainment Inc.
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Beautiful, thoughtful and unexpected
16 June 2016 | by mattdearmer-10066See all my reviews

I saw this film with no knowledge of it beforehand, and it was a great surprise.

The film's look and feel is beautiful, reminding me of Rust and Bone in tone and feel. The score and soundtrack also suitably served the film, reminding me of the score for 'Seven' in places, the ominous strings swell and suggest the dread and uncertainty that the family are going through as their lives unravel. And then there's the subject matter, which in this day and age is very hard to tackle especially in the current climate.

This is a thoughtful and beautiful film that touches on a very complex issue and is expertly paced. A real treat.


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