War Horse

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Release Date: December 25, 2011

On DVD/VOD: April 3, 2012

2h 26m | Drama

Albert, the teenage son of a poor farmer, falls in love with a beautiful bay foal. When the horse, now nearly grown, is brought to auction, his father is the top bidder.

Albert is thrilled and names the colt Joey, but his mother is dismayed—her husband's purchase leaves them without enough money to pay the rent. Albert trains Joey to be a plough horse so that he can earn his keep.

But in 1914, when WWI begins, the army is looking for good horses and his father sells Joey without Albert's knowledge. Albert vows to find Joey one day and bring him home.

Joey is bought by a kind officer, but as a war horse, he experiences the horror of battles in France. Though he endures many hardships, his courage touches the soldiers around him.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: Dreamworks Pictures
Producer(s): Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg
Cast: Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell
Writer(s): Lee Hall, Richard Curtis
Inspiration: The Evolution of War Horse
Official Site: warhorsemovie.com

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