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.

Read Laura K. Marsh’s review of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada


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[…] in competition at the Cannes Film Festival! He will be at SFFF for a retrospect of his films The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) and The Pledge (2001) his Romanian film Closer to the Moon (2014) will be will show at Jean […]

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Director:Tommy Lee Jones
Country:USA
Length:124 minutes
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