There is something special that exists between an animal and a soul that yearns for some sort of resolution. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre explores that connection in The Mustang.
The film just got its first trailer, showcasing the immense talents of Matthias Schoenaerts who plays Roman, a convict in a Nevada prison who finds himself struggling to escape his violent past. To complete his mandated social rehabilitation, Ramon finds himself staring down a wild mustang in the wild horse training section of the program. It is here that he begins to understand himself, unlocking his own humanity as he works to break a perceived unreadable mustang.
The film doesn’t appear to offer too much in originality, but we don’t fall in love with these types of movies for their keenness to venture outside of the box. Humans and animals share an unspoken bond, and witnessing that beauty and the effects it can have on the human soul is often times reward enough.
Though Connie Britton is highlighted at the beginning of the trailer, she isn’t credited at the end. This calls into question her overall involvement with the film. She and Schoenaerts are joined by Bruce Dern Jason Mitchell, Gideon Adlon, and Josh Stewart.
The Mustang will have its premiere next month at the Sundance Film Festival before hitting theaters on March 15.