A girl who thinks is not good at doing anything has to stay for the holidays with her grandmother at a riding stable. There she discovers her interest in horses, riding and more and what she is good in.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hanna Binke ...
Mika
Marvin Linke ...
Sam
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Maria Kaltenbach
Tilo Prückner ...
Herr Kaan
Nina Kronjäger ...
Elisabeth Schwarz
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Philipp Schwarz
Marla Menn ...
Michelle
Henriette Morawe ...
Tinka
Amber Bongard ...
Fanny
Detlev Buck ...
Tierarzt Dr. Anders
Peter Meinhardt ...
Landestrainer Hessen
Martin Butzke ...
Lehrer
Simone Henn ...
Sanitäterin
Neda Rahmanian ...
Ärztin
Florentine Morawe ...
Pferdemädchen 1
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East wind - Together we are free is the incomparably beautiful history of bad schoolgirl Mika, which not only learns in the summer holidays, that she is a good rider, but the language of the horse speaks. For whatever reason it is the only well that can ride the previously untamed east wind, and thereby learns to love above all else. East wind is for all horse lovers, whether large or small, to highly recommend it. The story captivates until the last second. Great nature shots make the film well worth seeing as many also often dramatic twists. Can one or the other critics despise the story to this friendship as cheesy and boring, I am of the opinion that they were not allowed to experience the magic between humans and animals from their own experience in their lives. East Wind - Together We Are Free.

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Whisper - Libres comme le vent  »

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Some studs just won't listen - to anyone
12 November 2014 | by (East Coast, United States) – See all my reviews

To be sure, I've taken a hard look (actually it was shoved down my throat) at "spiritually-inspired training methods." Also, I'm aware of non US differences in techniques... Further, walking a horse off the Amish truck (Hungary) was not a foreign concept to me when I felt the need. And last but not least, I'm not here to "bad mouth" the film because movies are for entertainment purposes, with fictitious content

  • which should therefore not be subjected to peer review.




Having said all that, in the interest of harm reduction, I'd like to offer a few sentences:

Horses are extremely powerful animals and even the most docile weanling can cause serious injury to an individual unintentionally. No thousand pound class animal can be tranquilized and dropped in a few seconds with an intramuscular injection. Colts/Stallions in general, are not the type of animal you want to bond with - that's why most are gelded. Grooming takes place while a horse is tethered, preferably with cross ties. A horse in a domesticated environment requires a halter, at night, in a stall, it may be removed but should be replaced asap in the AM. Never lie down anywhere near a horse.

Outstanding lighting effects, please see it with your children - the ones that have reading skills.

The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.


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