LES COWBOYS, the gripping and consistently absorbing movie by French writer and now director (this is his first attempt), Thomas Bidegain, has become the best least-seen movie of 2016. It's that good. If you missed, as I did, its brief theatrical run, the film makes its Blu-ray/ DVDebut this coming week. It's a must-see.
Best of all, he has locked these weighty themes into a story that can easily support them. His movie is never preachy or heavy-handed. It simply flows.
François Damiens), mom (Agathe Dronne), older daughter (Iliana Zabeth), younger son (Maxim Driesen as the child version, Finnegan Oldfield as the mature son) -- that falls slowly apart when the daughter suddenly disappears. How/why this happened makes itself plain fairly quickly, and dad begins his long search for the girl.
The Searchers, and indeed there is much to compare, and though the time frames and locations are very different. the themes are similar. And so, I think, is the quality and success of each.
Cohen Media Group, it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this coming Tuesday, October 11 -- and eventually, I would hope, on digital streaming.