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Set during the Civil War, "The Retrieval" follows a fatherless 13 year-old boy sent north by his bounty hunter gang on a dangerous mission to retrieve a wanted man under false pretense. During their journey towards the unwitting wanted man’s reckoning, the initially distant pair develops unexpected emotional bonds, forming a surrogate father-son relationship. As his feelings grow, the boy is consumed by conflicting emotions and a gut-wrenching ultimate decision: betray the father figure he’s finally found or risk being killed by his gang for insubordination.
Shot amid the stunning natural landscapes of Texas, filmmaker Chris Eska, (writer/director of the critical hit August Evening) has crafted a moral fable about loyalty, family, and the universality of the human experience.