- Original title
- Running time
- 88 min.
- United States
Luke Geissbuhler, Guy Mossman
Back Allie Productions / Cedar Creek Productions / Motto Pictures
Documentary | Animals. Horses
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- Synopsis / Plot
- A living legend in the horse world, Buck Brannaman was the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer. For this true cowboy, horses are a mirror of the human soul. Reared by an abusive father, Buck eschews violence. By teaching people to communicate with horses through instinct, not punishment, he frees the spirit of the horse and its human comrade. Crisscrossing the world with Zenlike wisdom, Buck promulgates grace in the bond between man and horse. The animal-human relationship becomes a perfect metaphor for meeting the challenges of daily life, whether they consist of raising kids, running a business, or finding your flow with a dance partner.
What is extraordinary about Buck Brannaman, the man, leaps off the screen in this strikingly cinematic film by first-time director Cindy Meehl. Part guru, part psychologist, the adult Buck, who was once a beaten kid, has now beaten the odds. Buck Brannaman could transform your troubled horse. Buck the movie may transform your soul. (From Sundance.org)
: National Board of Review (NBR): Top 5 documentaries of the Year
: Sundance Film Festival: Audience Award - Documentary
: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Audience Award
: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Documentary
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