Bobby Platt (Christian Bale) is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange old man (Sir John Hurt) who wanders the highways to bury roadkill animals. Bobby becomes the old man’s apprentice and learns to see the world of nature in a strange idyllic way. But soon the shadow of his stepfather catches up to him and Bobby’s world explodes into a grotesque nightmare.
|Released:||June 11, 1999|
|Genres:||Thriller Adventure Drama|
|Companies:||British Screen Productions BBC Films Recorded Picture Company (RPC)|
|Cast:||John Hurt Christian Bale Daniel Benzali James Faulkner|
|Crew:||Eski Thomas Walker Hamilton Jeremy Thomas|