War Horse

December 25th 2011
  • Drama/Historical,
  • PG-13,
  • 146 min,
  • Touchstone Pictures
  • Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Eddie Marsan, David Kross, Geoff Bell, Jeremy Irvine, Niels Arestrup, David Dencik, Patrick Kennedy, Sarah Jane O'Neill, Christian Black, Rainer Bock, Nicolas Bro, Mark Shrimpton, Robert Emms, Irfan Hussein, Michael Koltes, Michael Kranz, Pauline Stone, Chris Bowe, Peter Benedict, Celine Buckens, Hannes Wegener, Leonhard Carow
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Writers: Lee Hall, Richard Curtis, Michael Morpurgo
  • Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg
  • Co Producers: Tracey Seaward, Adam Somner
  • Executive Producers: Revel Guest, Frank Marshal
  • Art Direction: Neil Lamont
  • Casting: Jina Jay
  • Costume Design: Joanna Johnston
  • D.O.P.: Janusz Kaminski
  • Editor: Michael Kahn
  • Makeup: Lois Burwell
  • Music: John Williams
  • Production Design: Rick Carter
  • Set Decoration: Lee Sandales


From director Steven Spielberg comes "War Horse," an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, "War Horse" begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him.

When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land.

The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. "War Horse" is one of the great stories of friendship and war— a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broadway next year. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Bedfordshire, UK; Devon, UK; Surrey, UK
  • MPAA Warning: Intense sequences of war violence
  • Production Budget: $90 million
  • Production Companies: Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks SKG, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Reliance Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures
  • Production Schedule: 6 August 2010 - 27 October 2010

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 26 December 2011: Australia
  • 29 December 2011: Singapore, Thailand
  • 13 January 2012: Ireland, Poland, Spain, UK
  • 20 January 2012: Italy
  • 26 January 2012: Russia, Slovenia
  • 27 January 2012: Lithuania
  • 1 February 2012: Belgium
  • 2 February 2012: Hungary, Netherlands
  • 3 February 2012: Norway, Turkey
  • 9 February 2012: Hong Kong
  • 16 February 2012: Germany
  • 22 February 2012: France
  • 23 February 2012: Portugal
  • 24 February 2012: Sweden