Rent Dark Horse (2015)

3.6 of 5 from 142 ratings
1h 22min
Rent Dark Horse (aka Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
"Dark Horse" is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners - for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope - he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
Directors:
Producers:
Judith Dawson
Writers:
Louise Osmond
Aka:
Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance
Studio:
Channel 4 DVD
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2015 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award Documentary

BBFC:
Release Date:
10/08/2015
Run Time:
82 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • The Making of 'Dark Horse'
  • Blackwood Premiere Q&A hosted by Lisa Rogers
  • Trailer

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Reviews (3) of Dark Horse

Television documentary - Dark Horse review by JT

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Was disappointed with the film, as I had been tempted with the trailer. Was not expecting a television-style documentary. The storyline had great potential but did not like the style of film at all.

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Studtastic ! - Dark Horse review by TD

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Very entertaining true story and an emotional roller coaster. Well worth watching even if you are not a riding or horsey fan.

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No dream ending - Dark Horse review by NA

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Set against the backdrop of Thatcher's heartless and vindictive destruction of the mining industry, Dark Horse relates the story of a horse who gives spirit to a close knit Welsh community. As JT comments, the style does smack of a TV documentary and will therefore probably only appeal to fans of the horse racing community but at least the storyline is presented realistically as there's no dream ending to the career of Dream, who appears as feisty and independently minded as Jan, apart from grazing in the fields

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