A Horse Worth Killing For. A Dream Worth Dying For...
As bold and barbaric as the savage sport they play, The Horsemen lust after danger like most men lust after women. Omar Sharif stars in this exciting action-drama set in the majestic Afghan mountains where Bozkeshi, one of the roughest sports in the world, is more than a contest - it's a way of life and a code of honor. As the son of the greatest horseman in Afghanistan, Uraz (Sharif) journeys through this world trying to live up to the reputation of his father (Jack Palance), while forging his own identity in the eyes of his fellow tribesmen. The loss of an important tournament and an injured leg launch Uraz on a dangerous road of self-discovery and ultimately, in a gripping finale, to triumph. Written by Academy Award winner Dalton Trumbo (The Brave One, Best Original Screenplay, 1956), The Horsemen is a passionate film of one man's search for strength, honor and integrity.
Af the foot of the Afghan mountains, young Uraz (Omar Sharif) attempts to live up to the standards of his macho father (Jack Palance) by engaging in a violent tournament Bozkeshi--a sport where players on horses attempt to move the carcass of a sheep into a circle. An accident cost Uraz his leg, which leads him on a journey of self-discovery. Dalton Trumbo's script is a unique mixture of action, adventure, and drama. Claude Renoir shot the film in the mountains of Afghanistan and Spain.