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SAM SHEPARD (Brothers, The Assassin of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) delivers a wonderful performance in the beautifully shot western Blackthorn.
It’s been said (but unsubstantiated) that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a stand-off with the Bolivian military in 1908.
In Blackthorn, Cassidy (Shepard) survived, and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village.
Tired of his long exile from the U.S. and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. However, when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega, The Devil’s Backbone, Open Your Eyes) derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn’t experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.
Co-starring Stephen Rea (Ondine, The Crying Game) and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (The Game Of Thrones, Kingdom Of Heaven), Blackthorn was directed by three-time Goya winner Mateo Gil and was shot on location in the breathtaking Bolivian landscape, believed to be Cassidy’s final resting place.
Blackthorn is showing at Harbour Lights Picturehouse from today.