#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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?
Plot: Drama about a father and son who set out to find their missing daughter/sister with the help of an American headhunter.
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Les Cowboys Keeps You on the Edge
For whatever reason American Westerns have always played well in France, from Alan Ladd, John Wayne, Kirk Douglass, through to Randolph Scott & Audie Murphy. Just as films about the American Native Indians did (and still do) in Germany. I knew very little about this movie before watching and glad that was the case. It wasn’t until reading about it later I noticed it being touted as a modern ‘remake’ of Ford’s “The Searchers”. I saw no connection (other than a mild story thread) and feel that ‘remake’ is sort of a long bow to draw. It is however, a topical examination of the present times – with observations on the surge of Muslim immigration across the globe – here, focusing mostly on a provincial village in France.
While a local family attend a festival for American country music, their teenage daughter goes missing. Seems she’s run off with a young Muslim to seek a new life. Dad is determined to bring her back no matter what the cost and, it’s going to be high. His search covers several grotty situations in Paris then heads overseas. It’s at this time the movie changes gear with an unexpected, very well staged car accident that has a life-altering impact on both the family of the daughter and the boy she ran away with. What follows is an epic trek into the Middle East and back, with equally unexpected results.
This is modern movie-making at its most intriguing with first-class performances and superb cinematography. Why something this well made has been overlooked mystifies me. Trailers I have seen for this movie would not convince me to see it – they all look as if aimed at a 12 year olds mentality. The accomplished screenwriter, and for this work also director (first feature) Thomas Bidegain creates a compelling study – complete with his own dabbling in the above-average music score – which is mostly composed by Raphael Haroche, ably assisted by co-composer and orchestrator Moritz Reich. There’s much to enjoy in this involving drama even to the point of being unsure if dad’s interest in his daughter may be a little more intense than it should be (he certainly is an over-intense sort of fellow) or simply the love of a caring parent. It’s a story recommended for thinking audiences – that holds a good pace, as it spans a couple of decades while never outstaying it’s welcome.
Mother Knows Best!
Punters comparing”Les Cowboys,” directed and co-written by Thomas Bidegain, to John Ford’s classic western The Searchers are dreaming. A more accurate comparison, might be with an episode of the 50’s TV series Father Knows Best, but with a gender role reversal. But if Agathe Dronne’s Nicole Balland had become the central character and listened to, we would have had a much shorter picture, which in many ways, may have been a better thing.
Where the Ford parallel is most obvious, is with both films’ focus on the obsessiveness of their central characters’ search for family members over long periods of time. Ford’s Ethan Edwards looks for his kidnapped niece, while Bidegain’s father and son combo, search for 16 year old daughter Kelly, who has enigmatically disappeared after attending a French cowboy fair with her family. Nicole and the police appear generally happy that nothing untoward has occurred. But father Alain and vicariously (apparently) brother Kid, just can’t let it go, even after the arrival of a brief letter from Kelly stating she is OK and wants to start an independent new life.
Les Cowboys is a film with more red herrings on show, than tinned fish cans on a supermarket’s shelves. Twists turns and dead ends appear in the narrative which rather than build suspense and tension are frustratingly seemingly included to propel the plot along in myriad directions without any substantial pay – off. Alain’s countless visits to various dubious intermediaries, including one to a gypsy camp where he behaves appallingly with unsurprising results. A Ministry representative’s visit to the Ballard home, where little is spoken by any party. Kid’s dalliance with a girlfriend in Afghanistan from whom he just walks away and then his odd meeting and throwing in with a shady American operator played by John C. Reilly, which almost seems as if it should be part of another movie.
Les Cowboys is not a total write – off. The acting is by and large quite good, though Finnegan Oldfield delivers a strangely, one note performance, as the adult Kid/Georges. This is probably under direction, but we end up none the wiser why after so many years he is still pursuing a sibling, who doesn’t wish to be found, nor why his father Alain, dragged him around on some of their earlier escapades. Worthy of notice is the second half appearance of Ellora Torchia as Shazhana, who succeeds in creating the most interesting and sympathetic character in the story. The final scenes in Belgium are also quite well – handled, compared to much of the earlier storyline. Think Zodiac, without the air of menace.
Not so much as The Searchers, Les Cowboys attempts to deliver an epic family love story spanning a couple of continents and decades. But this is one long, uneven, plodding journey with characters who are undeveloped and who we are just not drawn too. Ultimately, if we are honest, one just has to ask the question, as to why didn’t any one listen to the mother, who was obviously dialled in from the start. She definitely knew best.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Director Thomas Bidegain
Writer Noé Debré, Thomas Bidegain, Laurent Abitbol
Actors François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield, Agathe Dronne
Country France, Belgium
Awards 4 wins & 10 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format N/A