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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.

Director:

Michel Orion Scott
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rupert Isaacson Rupert Isaacson ... Self - Narrator
Kristin Neff ... Self
Rowan Isaacson Rowan Isaacson ... Self
Kendal Stewart Kendal Stewart ... Self (as Dr. Kendal Stewart)
Temple Grandin ... Self (as Dr. Temple Grandin)
Dale Rudin Dale Rudin ... Self (as Dr. Dale Rudin)
Simon Baron-Cohen Simon Baron-Cohen ... Self (as Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen)
Roy Richard Grinker Roy Richard Grinker ... Self (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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A father's quest to heal his son. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Compelled to respond to a reviewer above
14 August 2013 | by ynoel-2See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Over the Hills and Far Away See more »

Filming Locations:

Inner Mongolia, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,554, 4 October 2009

Gross USA:

$156,612

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,612
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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