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12 days to watch
64 Ratings

The Retrieval

Directed by Chris Eska
United States, 2013
Western, Drama, Thriller
  • English
  • No subtitles


On the outskirts of the U.S. Civil War, a boy is sent north by his bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.

Our take

An eloquent dramatic inquiry into life during the Civil War and slavery, Chris Eska’s film is the independent alternative to Django Unchained (also from 2013) due to its complex consideration of the racial politics of the time. A difficult yet entirely necessary work of historical filmmaking.

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Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 | Nominee: Someone to Watch Award

SXSW Film Festival

2013 | Winner: Breakthrough Performance (SXSW Competition Award)

Deauville Film Festival

2013 | Winner: Critics Award

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