PG-13  |  2 hours 2 minutes • Archived

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A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. Director Kelly Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph, OLD JOY, in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by mounting suspense all its own.

Directed By

Kelly Reichardt

Written By

Kelly Reichardt, Jon Raymond


John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, and Ewen Bremner

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