In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.
An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, Alpha is a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. After the young man reluctantly tames a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.
This prehistoric European film about a young man who is presumed lost while his
tribe is on a hunt. Kodi Smit-McPhee stars as the young man in a primitive world
who makes his way back to his family with the aid of a new best friend he's made,
a wild dog whom he patched up and the two develop a co-dependency on each
other in this first boy and a dog story.
Beautifully photographed in some stark vistas in British Columbia, the most
amazing thing about this film that even with some cheating subtitles young
Smit-McPhee with primeval grunts and gibberish to pass for caveman language
conveys all the emotion of pages of dialog.
This one is a winner, highly recommended.
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