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Directed by Tomislav Mrsi

Croatia 2013 107 mins. In Serbo-Croatian

Based on a popular, award-winning Croatian play, Cowboys mixes social drama and dark comedy as it puts a fresh spin on a lovingly familiar cinematic scenario. Offered an opportunity to re-start the neglected community theatre in his hometown, big-city director Saša reluctantly returns to the dull industrial town of his youth. Without any experienced actors, Saša is forced to cast a group of eight lovable misfits, his troupe wildly unprepared for the rigors of show business. Settling on a classic Hollywood Western, the underdogs must come together and give it their all if they want to make it to opening night, which, as they do in cheering fashion, changes the course of their lives. This year’s Croatian submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. First feature.