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.


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