East End Festival: Two-Legged Horse

I went to see the UK premiere of Two-Legged Horse with some trepidation having heard on blogs how difficult it was and how several people at the Toronto Film Festival had walked out. 

The film principally concerns a poor boy (who one suspects also has a slight mental disability aswell as speech impediment) who is charged for a measly $1 a day to carry a wealthier boy and effectively act as his horse (he is referred to as a ‘horse’, ‘donkey’  or ‘beast ‘throughout). As the boy has been maimed in a land mine which also killed mother.

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