The Horsemen (1971 film)

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The Horsemen
Promotional film poster
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Produced by Edward Lewis
Written by Joseph Kessel (novel)
Dalton Trumbo
Starring Omar Sharif
Leigh Taylor-Young
Jack Palance
Cinematography André Domage
James Wong Howe
Claude Renoir
Edited by Harold F. Kress
Distributed by Columbia
Release dates
  • July 24, 1971 (1971-07-24)
Running time
109 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Horsemen is a 1971 film starring Omar Sharif, directed by John Frankenheimer; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. Based on a novel by French writer Joseph Kessel, Les Cavaliers (The Horsemen) shows Afghanistan and its people the way they were before the wars that wracked the country, particularly their love for the sport of buzkashi.

Jack Palance plays Tursen, a renowned, retired buzkashi player, who is disappointed in his son Uraz (Omar Sharif). The film was filmed in Afghanistan and Spain.


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