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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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Michel Orion Scott
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rupert Isaacson Rupert Isaacson ... Himself - Narrator
Kristin Neff ... Herself
Rowan Isaacson Rowan Isaacson ... Himself
Kendal Stewart Kendal Stewart ... Himself (as Dr. Kendal Stewart)
Temple Grandin ... Herself (as Dr. Temple Grandin)
Dale Rudin Dale Rudin ... Herself (as Dr. Dale Rudin)
Simon Baron-Cohen Simon Baron-Cohen ... Himself (as Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen)
Roy Richard Grinker Roy Richard Grinker ... Himself (as Dr. Roy Richard Grinker)
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Uplifting and interesting movie
20 January 2009 | by emptyskiesSee all my reviews

I got tickets to the premiere at Sundance and must confess I wasn't that excited about going to this movie. I thought it was going to be pretty depressing.

It turns out that was pretty unfair. It's a great movie; you begin to really relate to the people and their struggles with their autistic son. The parents are absolutely saints; I have no idea how they coped for as long as they did. The backdrop of Mongolia is beautiful; and all the while, you're hoping for a miracle without letting those hopes get too far up.

Definitely worth seeing.


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