Cows (Vacas) (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cows (Vacas) (1992)





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In Basque country, feuds, governments, and wars come and go, while cows placidly observe the strange behaviors of the humans who care for them. In 1875, during a massacre inspired by an out-of-control family feud, a farmer and his friend find themselves in a ditch together. One of them dies, and the other survives by playing possum using his friend's blood as a disguise. As the film flashes forward in time, the man is now a grandfather who amuses himself by painting the tranquil gaze of cows over and over again, while he observes that his son is having an affair with his dead friend's granddaughter. Finally, during the Civil War in 1936, violence again mars the life of the family, as the illegitimate son of the earlier affair attempts to make headway with his life. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Michel Gaztambide, Julio Medem
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On DVD: Jan 29, 2002


Emma Suárez
as Cristina
Carmelo Gómez
as Ignacio, Manuel, Per...
Ana Torrent
as Catalina
Karra Elejalde
as Ilegorri/Lucas
Pilar Bardem
as Paulina
Carlos Zabala
as Civil Servant
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Critic Reviews for Cows (Vacas)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

He fails as often as he succeeds. With so many loose ends, you could make a pretty rag rug.

Full Review… | October 16, 2003
Eye for Film

August 22, 2005

Full Review… | October 16, 2003

Audience Reviews for Cows (Vacas)

it was very strange, and rather boring. it was Romeo & Juliet with cows, oh and incest. yea. it was a strange family conflict. it was cool how the director had the same actors playing the people of each generation.

Megan S

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