After a rodeo accident, Brady has to get used to having a metal plate in his head. What is far worse for the cowboy is the fact that he can never ride again. Brady’s world crumbles. Not only is his career as a rodeo rider at an end – up until now, his entire working life has revolved around horses. Torn between his old and his future lives, Brady has to reinvent himself – and find out what it means to be a man in the American heartland of today. With breath-taking pictures of the prairies of South Dakota, The Rider finds a wonderful balance between tender lyricism, archaic myths and the raw reality of life in the Mid-West.
CHLOÉ ZHAO (*1982 in Peking) attended an English boarding school and studied political sciences in Massachusetts and film production at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. FILMFEST HAMBURG showed her first two films "Songs My Brothers Taught Me" (2015) and "The Rider" (2017), which won the Art Cinema Award in Hamburg and Cannes.
OV with German subtitles
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