a ruggedly stunning tale of a convict and his horse

Dir: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Gideon Adlon, Connie Britton, Josh Stewart. 15 cert, 97 mins.

Belgium’s Matthias Schoenaerts tends to be a man of few words on screen. Few, and gruff. His breakthrough film, Bullhead, cast him as a burly lug in charge of a cattle farm, injecting himself with animal-growth hormones that turned him into a raging bull. In The Mustang, he is a broken man called Roman Cameron, adrift in Nevada State Prison for a violent crime, who finds his purpose by training a wild horse, as part of an organised rehab programme.

If you imagine that the film will make play with a pointed kinship between man and horse – both wild…

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