On the outskirts of the U.S. Civil War, a boy is sent north by his bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.
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.
Grim odyssey set during the Civil War. Well acted and beautifully photographed. Convincing story about a young man in need of the guidance of a father, trapped in a horrible moral dilemma. Heart-rending.