SEPARATED BY WAR. TESTED BY BATTLE. BOUND BY FRIENDSHIP.

"You have to look forward or you'll never get home."

Grandfather

War Horse

Release Date: February 25, 2011

From director Steven Spielberg comes War Horse, an emotional epic on a classic scale. It is the story of a miraculous horse in wartime, a stirring journey that explores a bond of friendship, loyalty and courage. Within the tale of a boy and the feisty colt he never stops believing in, there are sweeping battles, desperate escapes and an evocative odyssey through a world at war. But no matter where they go or what they experience both boy and horse keep forging ahead, driven by devotion and the hope of returning home. Adapted from one of the great modern stories of friendship and war, the film is drawn from the novel that sparked a rousing and innovative stage hit.

The journey begins on the cusp of WorId War I, as an English farming family buys a fiery hunter colt at auction despite not having the funds to pay for him. Named Joey, the horse seems to be nothing but a loss for struggling Ted and Rosie Narracott (Peter Mullan and two-time Oscar nominee Emily Watson), but their son Albert (newcomer Jeremy Irvine) is determined to tame and train him, making the most of Joey's enthralling spirit, speed and affection. The two are inseparable, but when war breaks out, they are pulled apart as Joey is sold from under him and heads to the front as the mount of a dashing British cavalry officer.

As Albert heads into the trenches on his own perilous mission, Joey finds himself on a labyrinthine trek through joy and sorrow, hardship and wonder, as this simple horse becomes a remarkable hero, touching lives on all sides of the war. But even when it seems there can be no return to Albert, he sets in motion a momentary chance for peace and holds fast to a dream of reunion and renewal.

Cast & Crew

War Horse (2011) Movie Poster
War Horse (2011) Movie Poster
War Horse (2011) Movie Poster

Cast & Crew

CAST
  • JEREMY IRVINE,
  • PETER MULLAN,
  • EMILY WATSON,
  • NIELS ARESTRUP,
  • DAVID THEWLIS,
  • TOM HIDDLESTON,
  • BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
DIRECTOR
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG
SCREENWRITER
  • LEE HALL AND RICHARD CURTIS, BASED ON THE NOVEL BY MICHAEL MORPURGO AND THE STAGE PLAY BY NICK STAFFORD
PRODUCERS
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG,
  • KATHLEEN KENNEDY
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • JANUSZ KAMINSKI
PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • RICK CARTER
COSTUMES
  • JOANNA JOHNSTON
EDITOR
  • MICHAEL KAHN
COMPOSER
  • JOHN WILLIAMS