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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones wears the director's hat for the first time with this poetic homage to the Tex-Mex western, written by Guillermo Arriaga ('21 Grams', 'Amores Perros'). He also stars as weather-beaten ranch hand, Pete, who finds the murdered body of his eponymous Mexican friend. With a nod to Peckinpah's 'Bring Me the Head of Alfred Garcia', Jones' film is less vengeance-fuelled and more affectionate satire as Pete drags his friend, and his friend's killer, through the desert for a decent burial. Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Tommy Lee Jones) at Cannes.

Year: 2006
Genre: Drama, Westerns, Kate's Favourites, Best of Post 2000, Film Festivals 2006, Black Humour, 2006, 2007
Country: USA
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones, Julio Cedillo
Duration: 121 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.
Location in store: Drama

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