Having left town as a child after the death of his father, young music prodigy, JACOB HECKUM, returns to his desolate hometown after years only to discover that BUDDY, the child-like elder brother he left behind, now works for a notorious drug gang. The gang’s ruthless boss has twisted Buddy’s simple mind and manipulated him into a killer…asurrogate son who blindly does as he is told. Jacob is unable to convince Buddy to leave his new fraternity. Drowned in guilt for having abandoned him, Jacob realizes the only way to save Buddy is from the inside out. Set in the shadows of the turbulent American-Mexican border Broken Horses is a gritty, epic thriller about bonds of brotherhood, laws of loyalty and the futility of violence. Director Vinod Chopra talks about the difference directing a film for Hollywood and Bollywood and why he wanted to make a western-style tale of love and loyalty.
In Theatres on April 10, 2015
“Beautifully written, acted and imagined. This film wraps slowly around you like a King Snake and squeezes” – James Cameron, director of Titanic and Avatar
“The greatness of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s films come from the fact that all of his characters are driven by love.” – Alfonso Cuaron, director of Gravity