The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada


The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is a 2005 Mexican-American neo-western film[3] directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones and written by Guillermo Arriaga.[5] It also stars Barry Pepper, Julio Cedillo, Dwight Yoakam, and January Jones.

The film was inspired by the real-life killing in Texas of an American teenager, Esequiel Hernandez Jr, by United States Marines during a military operation near the United States–Mexico border[6] as well as the novel As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner which displays the same plot, promise, and challenges encountered in the movie.

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