American Cousins is a 2003 romantic comedy about a Scots-Italian fish and chip shop owner who gives refuge to his Mafia relatives when they go on the run. It was voted one of the top three Scottish films of all time by readers of The List magazine.
|Directed by||Don Coutts|
|Produced by||Margaret Matheson|
|Written by||Sergio Casci|
|Music by||Donald Shaw|
|Edited by||Lindy Cameron|
Two New Jersey mobsters are almost killed when a deal in Eastern Europe goes wrong. They take refuge with their law-abiding cousin Bobby, who runs a fish and chip shop in Glasgow, Scotland. However, when one of the Americans takes a shine to Bobby's girl and the other clashes with local hoodlums, Bobby realises he has to stand up for himself or risk losing everything he loves.
American Cousins was the debut feature for director Don Coutts, screenwriter Sergio Casci, Director of Photography Jerry Kelly and Editor Lindy Cameron The team had previously made three shorts: St. Antony's Day Off (1995), Rose (1998) and Dead Sea Reels (1996) which won the Vendôme Film Festival award for Best European Short Film.
- Audience Award BAFTA Scotland
- Best Screenplay BAFTA Scotland (Sergio Casci)
- Best Actress Cherbourg-Octeville Festival (Shirley Henderson)
- Jury Award Newport Beach Film Festival
- Best Film Milan International Film Festival
- Best Director Milan International Film Festival (Don Coutts)
- Audience Award Milan International Film Festival
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- MIFF | 8° Film Festival Internazionale di Milano - Bando di Concorso, Programma 2007