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The Horse Boy (2009)

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A writer documents the journey his family takes to Mongolia to consult with nomadic shamans on the healing of their autistic son.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Rupert Isaacson ...
Himself - Narrator
Kristin Neff ...
Herself
Rowan Isaacson ...
Himself
Kendal Stewart ...
Himself (as Dr. Kendal Stewart)
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Herself (as Dr. Temple Grandin)
Dale Rudin ...
Herself (as Dr. Dale Rudin)
Simon Baron-Cohen ...
Himself (as Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen)
Roy Richard Grinker ...
Himself (as Dr. Roy Richard Grinker)
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OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY chronicles the journey of the Isaacson family as they travel through Mongolia in search of a mysterious shaman who they believe can heal their autistic son. This film delves into the strange world of autism, horses, shamanism, and Mongolia while telling the story of a family that will go to the end of the earth to find a way into their son's life. Written by Michel O. Scott

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How far would you travel to heal someone you love? See more »

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18 November 2011 (Germany)  »

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Over the Hills and Far Away  »

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Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,554 (USA) (2 October 2009)

Gross:

$155,984 (USA) (5 February 2010)
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Compelled to respond to a reviewer above
14 August 2013 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

it's slightly odd that i even feel the need to write this... it's about Mr 'rick James' review above.

I have nothing to do with anything or anyone in the film, or even autism. I guess I enjoyed the film, especially the Mongolian landscapes. What, on the other hand, struck me as I read that review was how simply deranged he sounded. Having serious personal issues is one thing, but not taming them and then going so far as to write such a pretentious review, wreaking of self-importance and instability like this one, is another thing. I guess I write this as I sometimes tire of fully grown 'normal' people, so clearly suffering from issues they choose to ignore, and who confuse their need to expiate personal venom with a 'review'. It sounds grotesque, and helps no one to understand anything about the film - more about the author's instabilities. In passing, I congratulate the filmmakers on a well made and touching near-zero budget film. We'd be so much poorer if we didn't have such people making these films.


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