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DESIERTO (2016) Movie Trailer: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Hunts Immigrants

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Desierto

Desierto Movie Trailer. Jonás Cuarón‘s Desierto (2016) movie trailer stars Jeffrey Dean MorganGael García Bernal and Alondra HidalgoDesierto‘s plot synopsis: “A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken up border patrol duties in his own racist hands.”

It seems unfair to immediately mention the man’s father, but Jonás Cuarón’s father created one of the greatest films of all time when he wrote and directed Children of Men (2006). I didn’t even have to look up the year, just now, because I remember with perfect clarity what day it was, the weather, and my mental and emotional state, walking out of that theatre that day. All this is to say that if Jonás has half the talent his father does, we’re in for a treat.

For now, the trailer seems perfectly alright. It looks like a decent thriller, filmed entirely in a desert, and there’s cat and mouse element to the narrative. Ok. Sure.

According to a statement from director Jonás Cuarón, himself, via Slashfilm, “DESIERTO marks a particularly personal journey in storytelling for writer, director, editor and producer Jonás Cuarón who spent the last 7 years bringing the story of the migrant experience to the screen. In his own words: “I took a trip through the U.S. Southwest where I encountered first-hand stories surrounding immigration and the often cruel and violent story of the migrant journey. I was very moved and immediately felt compelled to outline the film – which happened even before writing GRAVITY. I’ve always been very interested in the concept of films like Spielberg’s DUEL, Konchalovskiy’s RUNAWAY TRAIN and Bresson’s A MAN ESCAPES. They are non-stop nail biting thrillers with very little dialogue but that at the same time manage to juggle various themes. I was very interested in the drive of these films where the audience connects with the story and character in a very visceral way. In DESIERTO, I wanted to create a gripping film that would engage the audience in that same kind of visceral, cathartic experience and also allow them to reflect on this very complicated subject which illuminates the often devastating experience migrants face in the search for a better life. Bringing Gael (García Bernal) on board was a no-brainer, not just for his skillful acting but also for the soul I trusted he would bring to the story. I knew that Gael also felt very passionately about issues surrounding immigration and would bring to life the struggle, hope and determination that are the fabric of the migrant story.”

Watch the Desierto movie trailer and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. For more Desierto photos, videos, and information,  visit our Desierto Page , our Movie Trailer Google+ Page, our Movie Trailer Facebook Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on TwitterTumblr, Google+, or “like” us on Facebook for quick updates. Desierto will be released in U.S. theaters on March 4, 2016.

Sources: Slashfilm, IMDb


About the author

Marco Margaritoff

I grew up in Hamburg to a German father and Ecuadorian mother. Obsessive student of film, Hip-Hop, and stand-up comedy. I love the dark dreambox that is the cinema auditorium. I love mountains and the ocean, but am equally exhilarated by the jungle of the city. I hope to one day create something that hits someone in the brain with thunderous effect.

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