The Horsemen

  |  Book Tickets: 30/06/1971
  |  109 min
Rated AA by the BBFC


This 1971 film, set in Afghanistan and based on the book by Joseph Kessells, centres around the ancient horseback game of Buzkashi, a tough sport, with a strict code of honour, that is a way of life for its players. Omar Sharif plays Uraz, a man trying to forge his own identity in the shadow of his father (Jack Palance), the greatest horseman in Afghanistan. After injuring his leg during an important tournament, which he loses, Uraz sets out on a dangerous path to self-discovery and, ultimately, glory.