Roman, played by the charismatic and imposing Matthias (BULLHEAD, RUST & BONE, THE DANISH GIRL, etc) Schoenaerts, has been incarcerated in a rural Nevada prison prison for 12 years when he’s given a chance to participate in a rehab program training wild horses.
To escape his violent past, Roman is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.
“Matthias Schoenaerts and a wild stallion try to tame each other in this stirring and poetic prison drama about a man and his horse.”
(France/US/2019/Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre/in English)
R / 96 mins.