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      The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

      Released Mar 1, 2019 1h 53m Drama TRAILER for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Trailer 1 List The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Trailer 1 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Trailer 1 2:23 View more videos
      87% Tomatometer 67 Reviews 88% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A 13-year-old boy is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. He sneaks into the library and learns how to build a windmill to save his village from a famine. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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      The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind earns its predictably uplifting arc through strong performances and impressive work from debuting director Chiwetel Ejiofor.

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      Atavia Reed Chicago Reader Ejiofor captures perfectly the heart of a town struggling to prosper, a family fighting to survive, and a young boy who just wants to keep the world as he knows it alive and well. Feb 21, 2020 Full Review Adam Woodward Little White Lies This is a promising debut from Ejiofor - and further proof of Netflix's willingness to invest in stories which other studios might deem less commercially viable. Mar 13, 2019 Full Review Tim Grierson Screen International Chronicling how an impoverished African family perseveres during hardship, The Boy speaks eloquently about the importance of education and the need for sons to surpass their fathers. Mar 13, 2019 Full Review Aaron Charles InSession Film This is a feel-good film, yes, but it is also much more than that. There are painful moments along with the joyful ones. Rated: A- May 10, 2024 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies A beautiful and at times heartbreaking slice of real life. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 19, 2022 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation A classic 90 minute movie hidden 113 minute one, and the story arc a classic wait-too-late-to-get-to-the-point melodrama. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 10, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Dark R This movie was amazing! It started kinda slow but then immediately drew you into the story! The plot was very well put together, and the actors were emotionally involving! I definitely would recommend this movie! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/07/24 Full Review Kal S A beautiful film, probably best enjoyed without knowing what it’s all leading to. In other words, forget the title, and don't watch the Ted Talk beforehand. (2/9/2019) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/23/24 Full Review Thalys R O filme têm uma temática muito boa, com uma produção e um roteiro bem encaixado. A obra consegue demonstrar toda a crítica em razão aos desastres ambientais, fome e política. A atuação dos personagens principais está impecável em razão dos personagens que foram apresentados. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/16/24 Full Review Audience Member Wonderful story. A must see movie Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/15/23 Full Review Samuel F It's a emotional drama and hava a little suspense. It's starring Maxuel Simba, a brilliant actor who play the boy harnessed the wind. It takes place is Malaui early 2001. the movie is abot the life of a family in Africa and a inteigent boy who harnessed the wind. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/30/23 Full Review Ashlea-Jae M i think the movie could be more interesting but other wise, its perfectly fine. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A 13-year-old boy is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. He sneaks into the library and learns how to build a windmill to save his village from a famine.
      Director
      Chiwetel Ejiofor
      Producer
      Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan
      Screenwriter
      Chiwetel Ejiofor
      Distributor
      Netflix
      Production Co
      Potboiler Productions, BBC Films, Participant Media, BFI Film Fund
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 1, 2019, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 53m
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