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by Benoît Mariage


In 1980, Tony Sacchi, a young unemployed man from the Belgian Ardennes, takes a school bus hostage that was driving towards Brussels. His reason for this was to publicly announce his dismay on National Television. The hostage taker obliges the school bus to drive to the site of the National Television where he is captured and the 15 children are freed.
In 2005, 25 years later, television journalist Daniel Piron wants to boost his staggering career. He decides to reunite all protagonists of the hostage for an ambitious film project. However, during this journey with the original bus, it appears that Sacchi is no longer the agitated revolutionary he used to be and the former children, who are now in their fourties, excel in apathy.

original title: Cowboy
country: Belgium, France
sales agent: UGC International
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Benoît Mariage
release date: BE 05/12/2007, FR 05/12/2007
screenplay: Benoît Mariage
cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Gilbert Melki, François Damiens, Bouli Lanners, Julie Depardieu, Jean-Marie Barbier, Geneviève Grzelczyk, Christine d'Argenton, Olivier Gourmet, Philippe Nahon
cinematography by: Philippe Guilbert
film editing: Philippe Bourgueil
art director: Françoise Joset
producer: Dominique Janne, Alexandre Lippens, Genevieve Lemal, Arlette Zylberberg, Patrick Vandenbosch
production: K2 Productions, K-Star, UGC, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Scope invest
distributor: Belga Films SA, UGC (FR)
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