The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of West Texas. The body is found and reburied in the town cemetery. A local ranch foreman (Tommy Lee Jones) kidnaps a border patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, the foreman undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico. Guillermo Arriaga's dramatic and poetic script weaves past and present, as it gradually reveals a great friendship, the lonely subterfuge of an illegal migrant's life, and the cost of a promise made and kept, culminating in the redemption of a callous if accidental killer. The directorial debut of the Oscar-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones. Stars Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, Melissa Leo and January Jones.
A man is shot and buried in the high desert of West Texas. The body is reburied in a town cemetery, but Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones) promised his friend a hometown burial. Pete captures a border patrolman (Barry Pepper) and they, dead body in tow, embark on a journey into Mexico. The directorial debut from Tommy Lee Jones also stars Dwigh Yoakam, Melissa Leo and January Jones.
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam
This was a great movie about getting to know the "others". Redemption, very moving.