The movie War Horse tells the story of a boy and his horse and how their bond is broken when the horse is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his best friend.
War Horse, director Steven Spielberg’s epic adventure, is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War. War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. War Horse is one of the great stories of friendship and war— a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that arrived on Broadway for the first time in early 2011. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.
The movie War Horse had Jeremy Irvine poised to become a hot commodity in Hollywood, but it was not meant to be. The movie was nominated for a plethora of Oscars, including Best Picture, but won no major Oscars.