First Cow

First Cow
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kelly Reichardt
  • Written by: Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt
  • Cast: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, Ewen Bremner, Scott Shepherd, Gary Farmer, Lily Gladstone
  • UK release: 28 May 2021

A skilled cook, Cookie (Alia Shawkat), travels west to find fortune and success. After making his way to Oregon, he finds his only kindred spirit is King-Lu (Orion Lee) and the two start a successful business together.

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