UK Release Date: April 15, 2011.
Genre : Western.
Directed By : Kelly Reichardt.
Film Classification : PG.
Distributor : Soda Pictures.
Starring : Paul Dano, Bruce Greenwood, Shirley Henderson.
The Story In Brief
The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and three families have hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage.
Over the coming days, the emigrants must face the scourges of hunger, thirst, as well as their own lack of faith in each other’s instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy.