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.
War Horse is based on a children's fiction novel by Michael Morpurgo, first published in 1982, and the 2007 stage adaptation of the same name.
War Horse was released December 25th, 2011 and stars Emily Watson, Toby Kebbell, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Marsan, David Kross, Peter Mullan. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg.