A powerfully moving and deeply emotional story about a young boy’s search for belonging on the fringes of contemporary American society. Adapted from the Willy Vlautin novel of the same name
Fifteen-year-old Charley lives with his alcoholic father in a run-down house on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. In an effort to help his dad stay afloat, Charley takes a job at a local racetrack where he befriends jaded trainer Del and burnt-out jockey Bonnie while caring for an aging horse named Lean on Pete. But as things break down at home and Del announces Pete will be sold to an uncertain fate, the burden becomes too great for Charley to bear and he heads out into the vast American wilderness with Pete in tow.
"Rivetingly beautiful" THE TELEGRAPH
"a coming-of-age story delivered in the most compassionate of tones" - FILMINK
"Plummer's is one of the most striking breakthrough performances of the year" - VANITY FAIR
"a small gem" - INDIEWIRE
"heartfelt and affecting" - GUARDIAN
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny
Director: Andrew Haigh
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