Cowboy Angels

France 2007, Feature film, 90' | Director, Production Kim Massee | Screenplay Chloé Marcais, Kim Massee | DoP Marc Romani | Editor Amandine Clisson | Sound Vincent Arnardi | Music Laurent Petitgand, Kim Massee | Cast Diego Mestanza, Stefano Cassetti, Noëlie Giraud, Françoise Klein, Thierry Levaret, Laurent Petitgand, Régis Romele

"Before you have kids, you think the transmission is from adult to child, that you'll form the young person. But in fact it goes the other way.?
Kim Massee

Young Pablo lives with his mother in a cheap Paris hotel. She takes off whenever she pleases, leaving her 11-year-old son to fend for himself among the cafés where mother and son are known only too well.
When she deserts him once again, Pablo decides he's had it. He convinces Louis, a down-on-his-luck poker player, to drive him to Spain to search for the man who could be his father.

Kim Massee tells the story of a male friendship. The woman director played the main role in the road movie Cowboy Angels, by the side of her own son, Diego Mestanza. About the title song, "A Blessing in Disguise", she says: "I wanted to have a Bob Dylan song, but I couldn't afford one. So I went and wrote my own Bob Dylan song."


American director Kim Massee grew up in France and has spent most of her life between New York and Paris. The actress and scriptwriter has worked with international filmmakers such as Raoul Ruiz, Raymond Depardon, Jack Garfein, Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Tom Decillo, Steve Buscemi and Howard Buten. After directing various short films, Cowboy Angels is Kim Massee's first full-length feature film.

Kim Massee
Feature Film
Debut Feature Film Competition