The Horsemen (1971 film)
Promotional film poster
|Directed by||John Frankenheimer|
|Produced by||Edward Lewis|
Joseph Kessel (novel)|
James Wong Howe
|Editing by||Harold F. Kress|
|Release date(s)||July 24, 1971|
|Running time||109 minutes|
The Horsemen is a 1971 film starring Omar Sharif, directed by John Frankenheimer; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. Based on a novel by French writer Joseph Kessel, Les Cavaliers (The Horsemen) shows Afghanistan and its people the way they were before the wars that wracked the country, particularly their love for the sport of buzkashi.
Jack Palance plays Tursen, a renowned, retired buzkashi player, who is disappointed in his son Uraz (Omar Sharif). The film was filmed in Afghanistan and Spain.
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