tokyo cowboy

Tokyo Cowboy

Directed by Marc Marriott
U.S. | 2023 | Narrative
117 minutes

In a fresh and interesting twist on the “fish out of water” trope, a Japanese salaryman with something to prove goes on an unwitting journey of self-discovery when he takes a business trip from Tokyo to a Montana cattle ranch. Brash businessman Hideki arrives in Montana having convinced his Tokyo bosses he can turn a profitless US cattle ranch into a premiere-performing asset. Yet when his Hardee’s-burger-loving Japanese Wagyu-beef expert fails him, Hideki is poised to misfire magnificently unless he identifies a missing element that’s key to the transformation…himself. This quietly charming story will delight and inspire. The film is part of the New Filmmakers Forum Emerging Director Award competition.