PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.
Twelve-year-old German actress Helena Zengel first came to the attention of director Paul Greengrass after he had seen her dynamic performance in the acclaimed German film System Crasher (2019) at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. Greengrass was particularly impressed by how expressive her eyes were, as this is just what he needed for the role of Johanna who would have minimal dialogue in many of her scenes. Helena went on to attend casting calls in her hometown Berlin, and then in London where she formally met with the producer and director.
See all those words printed in a line one after the other? Put 'em all together and you have a story.
After the scene when Captain Kidd shoots Almay, the first shot of the next scene when Johanna is preparing to place hand prints on the horse, she is heard singing, but her lips are not moving until the next shot.
English, North American Indian, German
$2,250,430 27 December 2020