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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

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Nobody is beyond redemption.
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 121
Retail Price: £24.99
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Content Type: Movie

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada is ultimately a human drama that, in its conclusion, offers forgiveness for wrongs committed and a striking note of empathy for lives irrevocably changed. The body of Melquiades Estrada (Julio César Cedillo) is found in a shallow grave in the desert where it was hastily buried after his murder. Making no attempt to solve the crime, the local authorities rapidly transfer the corpse to a pauper's grave in the cemetery. Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones), a ranch foreman and Melquiades' best friend, takes it upon himself to track down the murderer. A beacon of humanity in this remote part of Texas, Pete forces the killer to transport Melquiades to his own personal Eldorado in Mexico, and so offers his friend a memorable journey to his third burial.

Directed by Academy-Award winning actor Tommy Lee Jones in his first feature film as a director, the film picked up awards for Best Actor for Tommy Lee Jones and Best Screenplay for Guillermo Arriaga at the recent Cannes Film Festival. Arriaga's previous credits include the award winning Amore Perros and 21 Grams. The film's stunning landscape is captured by two-time Academy Award winning cinematographer Chris Menges.

Special Features:
- Making of featurette
- Making of music featurette
- Interviews with Tommy Lee Jones, Guillermo Arriaga and Marco Beltrami
- Audio commentary
- Deleted scenes

Video Tracks:
1080p Widescreen 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English

Directed By:
Tommy Lee Jones

Written By:

Tommy Lee Jones
Barry Pepper
Julio César Cedillo
Dwight Yoakam
January Jones

Casting By:
Jeanne McCarthy

Soundtrack By:
Marco Beltrami

Director of Photography:
Chris Menges

Roberto Silvi

Costume Designer:
Kathy Kiatta

Production Designer:
Merideth Boswell

Luc Besson
Michael Fitzgerald
Tommy Lee Jones
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam

Optimum Releasing

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