War Horse (2011) Film


Benedict as Major Stweart in a wonderful story about the friendship of a boy to his horse.

War Horse is a British-American film directed by Steven Spielberg, which had its premiere on 4 December 2011 in New York.

The film is based on the children’s book by Michael Morpurgo published in 1984.

Already in 2007, the book was adapted for theatre by Nick Stafford. It was an immediate success and since then it can be seen on international stages.

Spielberg’s 2012 film adaptation was nominated for six Oscars, received an additional 43 international nominations and skimmed 8 additional awards (including AFI Award for Film of the Year, the BMI Film Music Award, Satellite Award for Best Cinematography).

in this touching story of a very Special friendship Benedict Cumberbatch plays Major Jamie Stewart.

Being deeply impressed by the work with Benedict, Steven Spielberg suggested him for the role of Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness.

What is it about:
England 1914. To the dismay of his wife Farmer Narracott buys a thoroughbred foal. His little son Albert immediately bonds with the horse, which he names Joey, and they become inseparable friends. Then the First World War breaks out – and the friends get separated. Joey is sold to the army to France. The soldiers love the foal, for them it is a wonderful distraction from the daily atrocities of the war, the bloody fighting and cruelty around them. Joey is captured, he defies death, disease and fate – because he wants to return to his friend. And Albert, too, does not want to be without his friend – and sets out to France for finding his friend and save him from war. A touching story about the friendship between humans and animals – and the proof that miracles can still happen ….


Steven Spielberg

Michael Morpurgo (novel)
Lee Hall (screenplay)
Richard Curtis (screenplay)
Nick Stafford (adaption for theater)

Jeremy Irvine (Albert Narracott), Peter Mullan (Ted Narracott), Emily Watson (Rose Narracott), Tom Hiddleston (Cpt. Nicholls), and others

More information
Complete Cast and Crew: IMDb
Available on Amazon

Official Trailer:

Image Credit: cinemotions.com