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The Horseman (2008)

R | | Crime, Thriller | April 2009 (USA)
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Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. When a video arrives anonymously in the mail, featuring his daughter heavily intoxicated and mistreated, Christian sets out on a reckless journey to find answers. Fuelled by rage and sorrow, the death toll quickly rises as he uncovers an ugly truth. Along the way he meets Alice, a young runaway not unlike his daughter and a fragile friendship begins to unfold. Written by Anonymous

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To help raise finance for the production, a short film was shot of the opening scene. The short film went on to win Best Independent Drama (10-30mins) at the Queensland New Filmmaker Awards (2006) and aided the feature length version to move into production. See more »

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Christian drives a van with the license plate 912 GSC. When Christian is torturing Jim (naked guy tied to a chair), Jim's brother Eddy drives up to the house in a SUV. Eddy's license plate is 912 GSC. See more »

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Christian: [casually to person answering the door] Hi.
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This father is one mean, mad mother.
12 May 2010 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

A down-and-dirty revenge flick from down under, The Horseman does a fine job of building sympathy for it's main characters alongside some real moments of stomach-turning nastiness.

Peter Marshall plays Christian, an average guy who works as a pest controller. His life takes a downward turn when he has to go and identify the corpse of his daughter. Things get further out of whack when he receives a video through his letterbox, a nasty porn movie starring his deceased loved one. With vengeance in mind, Christian sets out to find who made the movie and who starred in it. On his journey, he ends up picking up and befriending young Alice (Caroline Marohasy) but he still has a job to do despite the positive effect the girl has on his state of mind.

With it's gritty subject matter and painful moments of realistic violence, The Horseman certainly isn't for family viewing but it IS a movie that should/could appeal to more than just fans of darker cinematic fare. Marshall and Marohasy, the main players here, are both excellent and Marshall, in particular, excels no matter what his character is going through. There's real emotional turmoil there, real frustration, real regret and real anger. Nothing here feels false even though Christian is, clearly, no muscle-bound superman.

Writer-director Steven Kastrissios does very well with his first feature, impressing with his handling of the material, the actors and the choice of what to show and what to keep hidden. I hope this film reaches a decent audience and I hope that Kastrissios goes on to make some more movies of this calibre.

See this if you like: Death Wish, Dead Man's Shoes, Death Sentence.


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