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I remember a scene from a movie where a destructive young man who is in the middle of some sort of journey, reaches a farm with many cows and shoots one of them in the head, just because it calm hims down.

Then the old farmer comes close to young man and says: "It's OK son. Come and try another one."

By the next morning, almost all the cows are dead, and the young man who is almost crying gives his gun to the farmer as a thank you.

I really loved this film, and this scene is all I remember from it. Anyone know which film this is?

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When did you see it? – Flimzy Nov 4 '13 at 12:47
@Filmzy I'm not sure, probably 4 or 5 years ago. – Nasser Torabzade Nov 4 '13 at 17:05
Was it new at the time? Trying to get a feel for when the movie may have come out. – Flimzy Nov 4 '13 at 17:39
@Filmzy sorry, I'm not really sure. it might be from any time between 1995 and 2005... and I think it was American. – Nasser Torabzade Nov 4 '13 at 17:44
I can only think of two movies, neither really match your description. HUD, and a 1981 tv movie called Bitter Harvest. – Ben Plont Nov 5 '13 at 0:00
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This may be a long shot, but you are describing a Danish movie "Flickering Lights". It's from 2000, if my memory serves me.

In this clip, the destructive young man Arne (Mads Mikkelsen) shoots a cow in the face, only to be joined by the farmer to shoot the rest. He gives up the gun as payment for the cow.

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Exactly, thank you so much, it's the movie that I was looking for. by the way, it's pretty cool that you found a clip from this exact scene! :) – Nasser Torabzade Nov 13 '13 at 13:11
This is one of the best movies, to ever come out of my homeland IMO. I have seen it countless times, and this scene is one of the most memorable. Im very surprised to hear you know of it, since i only thought we watched it here, so i didnt really think this was the one you where looking for. Then again, not many movies shows two guys wacking a group of cows :D. – user6721 Nov 13 '13 at 13:20
Yes, this is on of all-time-favorites. I posted this question almost desperately! never expected to actually find it! you REALLY made my day :) there is a weekly show on Iran's national TV that reviews best movies of the world and this movie was aired a few years ago, and really impressed me. I think I should have second look on Danish movies :D cheers from Iran! – Nasser Torabzade Nov 13 '13 at 13:33
Haha, im afraid if you start looking for good danish movies, your search will be shorter than you think :P But there are a few exceptions : – user6721 Nov 13 '13 at 13:42

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