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The Silver Brumby (1993)

A mother tells her daughter a fable about the prince of the brumbies, brumby being a term for the feral horses of Australia, who must find its place among its kind, while one man makes it his mission to capture it and tame it.

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Elyne Mitchell
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The Man
Amiel Daemion ...
Indi Mitchell (as Ami Daemion)
Johnny Raaen ...
Jock
Buddy Tyson ...
Darcy
Graeme Fullgrabe ...
Auctioneer
Gary Amos ...
Rider
Murray Chesson ...
Rider
John Coles ...
Rider
Danny Cook ...
Rider
Peter Faithfull ...
Rider
Richard Faithfull ...
Rider
Charles A. Harris ...
Ride (as Charles Harris)
Cody Harris ...
Rider
Ken Mitchell ...
Rider
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A mother tells her daughter a fable about the prince of the brumbies, brumby being a term for the feral horses of Australia, who must find its place among its kind, while one man makes it his mission to capture it and tame it.

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The magic of the mountain. The obsession of a man. The beauty of the Silver Brumby.

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16 September 1993 (Australia)  »

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The Silver Stallion: King of the Wild Brumbies  »

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The Brolga (grey stallion) was played by 3 separate horses including a registered Andalusian stallion named Blackford Santo Domingo. See more »

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Son of the Wind
Music by Tassos Ioannides, lyrics by Tassos Ioannides and John Tatoulis
Performed by Tiddas
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A horsy Hamlet
14 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

King of the Silver Brumbies is the story of Thowra, the Silver Stallion. Born of the wind to powerful parents, this horse prince learns, loves and loses in the wild bush of Australia. Like Hamlet facing madness, Thowra uses intelligence to regain his family but ends up losing much more while the legend lives on. This is the main plot and storyline -- but there is a deeper message.

Man's ability to adapt to his environment causes conflict and chaos in nature. His need to conquer, this gift/curse from Pandora of greed and the desire to possess, forces submission upon proud beasts and destroys the nature that should bring him peace. This battle between man and beast plays throughout the story while the message of unity with nature is pressed on.

The ability to feel the messages of the trees, the soothing comfort of the wind, the healing rays of the sun is epitomized as the answer to all of man's problems. Through the power of knowledge, love of family and strength of conviction -- and overall else, faith in the world around him -- Thowra conquers his fears and finds his rightful place in the complex network of nature. Unfortunately, as is the point above, man is not a part of nature, and his greedy determination can destroy, but in the end, no one can tame the truly free.

A beautifully filmed story, it takes us to the breathtaking highlands of Australia, showing us the raw forces of its landscapes, skies and inhabitants. Also well acted by veterans Caroline Goodall of Shindler's List and a younger, very handsome if somewhat typical Russell Crowe of Gladiator fame. Mr. Crowe seems well in his element, accent and all. One can tell straight-off -- this is his territory. Ms. Goodall does a superb job of immortalizing Thowra's spirit with dignity and respect.

Overall a wonderful story for children 8+ (especially girls with a love of horses) and those lucky individuals who happen to be young at heart.


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