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The Three Burials of Melquíades Estrada

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Original title
The Three Burials of Melquíades Estrada
Running time
121 min.
United States United States
Guillermo Arriaga
Marco Beltrami
Chris Menges
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Co-production United States-France; Europa Corp / Javelina Film Company, The
Drama. Adventure
Synopsis / Plot
A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico.
2005: Cannes: Best Actor (Tommy Lee Jones), Best Screenplay. Nominated for Golden Palm
2005: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (lee Jones)
2005: Independent Spirit Awards: 4 nom: Picture, Supp. Actor (Pepper), Screenplay and Cinematography
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