Cowboys, Les


Cowboys, Les
reż|dir Thomas Bidegain | FR | 2015 | 114 min
prod|pro Alain Attal scen|wr Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré zdj|ph Arnaud Potier muz|mus Raphaël Haroche mon|ed Géraldine Mangenot ob|cast François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield, Agathe Dronne, Ellora Torchia, John C. Reilly dys|dis Against Gravity


On the prairie in eastern France, fans of country music and culture are having fun in the dance rhythms of a cowboy festival. Alain (François Damiens) comes on stage and sings the song "The Tennessee Waltz", and then has a dance with his 16-year-old daughter Kelly in front of his wife and son Kid (Finnegan Oldfield). He does not know yet that this is the last dance they have had. The very same day, Kelly disappears. Alain thinks his daughter has been kidnapped. It turns out, however, that Kelly converted to Islam and fled with her boyfriend, a Muslim Ahmed, to live a life following the principles of the Quran. Alain cannot accept the decision of his daughter. Although in the letter she left, Kelly asks the family not to look for her, Alain sets off on a quest to find her, leaving behind everything he had loved.

Thomas Bidegain – French screenwriter, actor, director and producer. He gained acclaim for co-authoring screenplays for the most famous films by Jacques Audiard, such as "A Prophet," "Rust and Bone" and "Dheepan". "Les cowboys" is his directorial debut.

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow