War Horse (2011)

IMDb 7.2

“War Horse” is a 2011 war drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Morpurgo. The movie follows the story of Joey, a young thoroughbred horse, as he is taken from his owner, a young English farm boy named Albert (Jeremy Irvine), and sold to the British cavalry at the outbreak of World War I. The film explores the bond between Albert and Joey, and how their lives are affected by the war.

The film depicts the brutality of war and the sacrifices made by both soldiers and animals during the conflict. Joey is taken into battle, serving in the cavalry, and later being captured by German soldiers. Throughout the movie, Joey’s journey is followed as he encounters various people who are impacted by the war, including a German soldier who helps him escape and a French farmer and his granddaughter who take him in.

The movie is notable for its stunning cinematography, as well as the use of practical effects and animatronics to bring the horses to life. The film also features a moving musical score composed by John Williams.

“War Horse” is a poignant and emotional film that captures the tragedy of war and the power of friendship and loyalty. It serves as a reminder of the impact of war on both humans and animals, and the need for compassion and understanding in times of conflict.

Duration: 146 min.


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