Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance (PG)

Director Louise Osmond. Documentary/Drama


This is a terrifically enjoyable true story about a group of friends from a workingmen's club in the Valleys who decide to breed themselves a racehorse. Amazingly the horse they raised on the allotments in Cefn Forest takes them on a roller coaster journey to the top of the racing world. Following their dream the bar maid, ex-miners and pensioners mix with Countesses and Sheikhs in the owners enclosure at Aintree. They’re a hugely likeable crew who tell their story with broad smiles on their faces, still barely able to believe how a horse gave hope to their whole village. "Funny, inspiring - with a round of applause at the end." Flicks Promoter

Starring Dream Alliance, as himself.


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

A delightful and entertaining film - with not an actor or actress in sight - all narrated by the actual participants in the story and supported by film of the actual events (races !). For some of the audience, it was the third time they had watched it ! Highly recommended !!

A delightful film, greatly enjoyed by the audience. The surprise was to discover that the actors were in fact the real people involved in the actual events. They all performed brilliantly, spoke rather more clearly than many modern actors, and appeared to enjoy their time in front of the camera. And Dream Alliance was magnificent. What a story.

The film was enjoyed by everyone despite some being somewhat dubious when I announced beforehand that it was a documentary. However at the end everyone said how good it was. The wonderful story attracted a number of new people so numbers were slightly better than of late

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