The story of Roman Coleman, a convict who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.
Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.‘The Mustang’ finds fresh perspectives in a familiar redemption tale brought brilliantly to life by powerful performances from Dern and Schoenaerts.
This film was developed at Robert Redford's Sundance Institute lab for emerging talent; he certainly found one in French actress Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, here making an impressive feature directorial debut. (In English)