R | | Drama, Mystery
A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy's disturbing obsession with horses.
Writer Peter Shaffer and director Sidney Lumet worked for over a year in development and pre-production preparing Shaffer's "Equus" stage-play for this film version. Lumet had agreed to do the film as a favor to Shaffer.
Afterward he says, they always embrace. The animal digs his sweaty brow into his cheek, and they stand in the dark for an hour, like a naked couple. And of all nonsensical things, I keep thinking about the horse, not the boy. The horse and what he ...
When Dr. Dysart is holding the "truth drug", he has his hand alternately open and closed around it.