Drama – 2019 – USA – 96 Minutes – Focus Features – Rated R
Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.
Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruce Dern, Jason Mitchell, Connie Britton
Matthias Schoenaerts and a wild stallion try to tame each other in this stirring and poetic prison drama about a man and his horse. – IndieWire
Between De Clermont-Tonnerre’s deft touch and the unforgettable lead performance from Schoenaerts, ‘The Mustang’ delivers one narrative surprise after the next, not with dramatic twists and turns, but with simple human growth and understanding. – Collider
“The Mustang” has an arc you can trace, but you will not, I promise you, predict the final shot, and it’s a beauty – a tearjerker as delicate as they come. – Variety
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