The Rider

The Rider
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chloé Zhao
  • Cast: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau
  • UK release: 14 September 2018

Brady (Jandreau) is a South Dakotan bronco rider whose head has been stapled together following a rodeo accident, and who must face that another fall could kill him. Zhao uses non-professional actors to great effect, and the film broods with unforced inner tension and lyric naturalism.

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The Rider

10 Sep 20184 stars

Chloé Zhao's mesmerising second feature blurs the line between reality and fiction

What does it do to someone when their core way of being is removed, leaving no other options available? The Beijing-born, US-based director Chloé Zhao's docu-fiction aesthetic lacked dramatic punch in her otherwise impressive debut, 2015's Songs My…

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