Eagle's Wing

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Set in the as yet untamed American wilderness 'long before the myths', this is unusual not only as a first-class Western made by a British director, but in being virtually a silent movie as an Indian and a white man (Waterston and Sheen), each a failure in his own world and determined to prove otherwise, pursue a strange, obsessive duel for possession of the glorious white stallion that gives the film its title. Quirkishly funny as the duel evolves into a sort of medieval quest attended by its own rituals and chivalries, the film gradually weaves its concentric subplots (various other parties tag along behind, driven by their own passions) into a plaintively spiralling lament for lost illusions. Marvellously shot by Billy Williams, it's weird, hypnotic and magical.

By: TM


Release details

111 mins

Cast and crew

Anthony Harvey
John Briley
Martin Sheen
Sam Waterston
Harvey Keitel
Stéphane Audran
Caroline Langrishe
John Castle
Jorge Luke
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