First Cow is a 2019 American drama film directed by Kelly Reichardt.
The starring cast includes John Magaro, Orion Lee, Ewen Bremner, Toby Jones, Gary Farmer, Lily Gladstone, Alia Shawkat, Dylan Smith, Scott Shepherd, Mitchell Saddleback and others.
A24 on Wednesday, January 08, 2020 released the trailer:
First Cow | Official Trailer HD | A24.
In the present day, a woman is walking with her dog when she comes across a skull buried in the ground. She digs up two skeletons, side by side.
In 1820, Otis "Cookie" Figowitz (John Magaro) is a quiet chef traveling with a group of loud and aggressive fur trappers in the Oregon Territory, who harass Cookie for not bringing them enough food while scavenging. One night, he comes across King-Lu (Orion Lee), a Chinese immigrant on the run for killing a Russian man. Cookie allows Lu to hide in his tent for the night and watches him escape across the river the next day.
Cookie and Lu later reunite and spend several days together at the shack and bond. Lu talks about his past traveling the world and Cookie talks about his ambitions, saying that he would like to one day open either a bakery or a hotel in San Francisco. Cookie learns of the first ever milk cow being brought into the territories to service Chief Factor (Toby Jones), a wealthy English man with the only proper house in the settlement. The cow's mate and calf died on its journey to Oregon, making it the only cow. Cookie sees that the cow is left out in the open by Factor's property and reminisces on his days as a baker's assistant and tells Lu about how he would like some of the cow's milk as he could use it to make baked goods. Together they come up with a plan to sneak onto Factor's property at night, with Cookie milking the cow and Lu keeping watch from a tree, being ready to signal in case anything goes wrong. They manage to get enough milk to bake a batch of biscuits without being caught. While Cookie is unsatisfied with the result, wishing it could be sweeter, Lu points out that it tastes better than any food the outpost has and that it could easily sell for a lot of money.
Here is the full cast and characters of First Cow.
The film First Cow was scheduled to be released on August 30, 2019 (Telluride) and on March 6, 2020 (United States) by A24.
The duration of the film is 121 minutes. The film grossed over $101,068.
The film First Cow is rated with "PG-13" rating.
First Cow filming. Principal photography began in November 2018.
First Cow got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 96/100.
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