The Horsemen

The Horsemen

In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their clans is determined less by wealth or even military power (both rare) then by victories in the ancient, though game of buskashi, a vicious form of polo dating back to Genghis Khan, in which the chapendaz (participating horsemen) use their horse-whips on both mounts and rivals in a ruthless fight for a heavy 'ball', a dead calf, which must be carried a long way, almost impossible with all the others mercilessly assailing. Tursen, a former champion, now holds the status of village notable thanks to his position as stable-keeper of the regional lord Osman Bey, and has finally bred a horse without equal, the white stallion Jahil, in time for the royal tournament on the plain of Bagrami, just outside the capital Kabul...

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The Horsemen torrent reviews

Brad S (ru) wrote: Writer/Director Drake Doremus' follow-up to the very likeable Like Crazy (2011) takes his voyeuristic, documentary and cinma vrit fused storytelling techniques to the next level in Breathe In. Guy Pearce plays a frustrated middle-age cellist (Keith) who starts to unravel his boring existence as a high school music teacher, as a husband, and as a father, when a talented and sexy young woman (Sophie), played fantastically by Felicity Jones, comes to their family home for an extended visit. Sophie is extremely talented at playing the piano and blows Keith and her classmates away upon first joining Keith's music class. It's at that moment, that Keith starts to really feel an attraction to Sophie, and start to have an emotional affair with her. I was completely captivated by this story, watching the slow emotional build-up within all the main characters in this story. The performances from everyone in the cast are top notch and have a very natural feel. The cinematography is incredible, not only for it's very low natural light moody feel, but also for the incredible voyeuristic, fly-on-the-wall POV it takes continually throughout the film. I continually felt like I was right there with the characters in the scenes, more than usual. Also of note filmmaking wise is the editing, which really worked to give the film its own unique voice. So much to love in this small character-driven indie film. I hope it finds its audience over time, since it doesn't seem to be finding them in its theatrical release. This film is definitely the best film I've seen so far in 2014 and will most certainly be in contention for my Top 10 movies of 2014.

Memo P (au) wrote: When a good idea becomes a confusing journey with boring moments. I had the feeling of wanting to reach the final half of the film.

Sarah K (mx) wrote: Snooze. Whiny children.

Rick Q (nl) wrote: "griff the invisible" has a lot of charm and has some genuinely good performances. but it really feels like, especially with the ending, this is a story that was much bigger than what any of the film makers knew what to do with.

Athenastepanowhotmailcom A (fr) wrote: I to see this movie!

Eric T (fr) wrote: Pretty decent for a $2,000 budget. I mean, if you can make a movie on a DV camera and use free, stock music, and get distribution, I don't see why I couldn't do that.

Nyk P (it) wrote: Watched this late one night on ITV, it was'nt great. 4/10

Pete S (de) wrote: A fine, straight-forward documentary that relates an interesting story.

Alan D (it) wrote: Really into the film when the (lack of) continuity put me off. Half way through Preston removes his gloves and drops them on the floor. Seconds later he is walking down stairs in the same building taking off his gloves! Took a little while to re-connect with the film - very Matrix influenced