Dutch eight-year-old boy Koos discovers he was adopted after birth in Peru. While searching for his roots, Koos meets Peruvian Indians at the cinema. The enterprising rascal now devotes ... See full summary »
Matthias den Besten,
"The Indian" is a touching drama about a negligent father who must face the son he abandoned years earlier, and the emotional wreckage he caused, in order to obtain a life-saving transplant. The father hires a beautiful young mechanic to help restore an old Indian motorbike and uses her and the restoration process to manipulate his troubled teenage son's emotions. Complications arise when the father has difficulty maintaining the lie to both his son and himself. Written by
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I was fortunate enough to see this film recently at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The theater was almost filled to capacity even though it was shown on a late Sunday evening. Fans of Mr. Dallas had written glowing reviews of his performance and I was anxious to see it for myself. My expectations were high and, I am very happy to say, they were fully met by this wonderful film. It is a moving story of a broken relationship between a father and son. The use of an Indian motorcycle to help mend that relationship was identifiable with both genders viewing the film. The cast of seasoned veteran actors along with up and coming young stars also lend to the broad appeal of the film. The moving story brought me to tears with it's conclusion. I left the theater knowing I had just seen that rare film that touches all that see it. It was well worth the 1400 miles I traveled from my home to the NBFF. I would do it again tomorrow to see this film. I hope that someone will pick up this film for national distribution so that others can have a chance to share in this experience.
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