The Horsemen | 1970

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In feudal Afghanistan, Uraz tries to live up to the reputation of his father, a champion at the sport of buskashi. Uraz competes in Kabul, loses, and is injured. Then, ignoring the severity of his injury, he attempts to ...more

Cast

... Uraz

Actor

... Zereh

Actor

... Tursen

Actor

... Mukhi

Actor

... Hayatal

Actor

... Osaman Bey

Actor

... Mizrar

Actor

... Merchant of Kandahar

Actor

... Uljan

Actor

... Zam Haljl

Actor

... Amjad Kahn

Actor

... District Chief

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Synopsis

In the barren north of feudal Afghanistan, status is derived by success in buskashi, an ancient form of polo in which men on horseback viciously fight over the carcass of a dead calf or sheep. Young Uraz tries to live up to the standards of his father Tursen, a former champion at the sport. After defeating all of the local men, Uraz goes to Kabul to compete where he will win continued status for his family as well as retaining the horse that they all cherish if he triumphs. Uraz gives it his all, but loses the match and his leg is badly broken in the process. Obstinately refusing to recover in the hospital, Uraz tries to return home on what is almost certainly a suicidal trip.

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