The Burning Plain

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From Guillermo Arriaga, the internationally acclaimed writer of Babel, 21 Grams and Amores Perros, comes THE BURNING PLAIN, a romantic mystery about a woman on the edge who takes an emotional journey back to the defining moment of her life. read more
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From Guillermo Arriaga, the internationally acclaimed writer of Babel, 21 Grams and Amores Perros, comes THE BURNING PLAIN, a romantic mystery about a woman on the edge who takes an emotional journey back to the defining moment of her life. Oscar-winner Charlize Theron plays Sylvia, a beautiful restaurant manager whose cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within. When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious past, Sylvia is launched into a journey through space and time that inextricably connects her to these disparate characters, all of whom are grappling with their own romantic destinies. In Mexico, a young motherless girl, Maria (Tessa Ia), lives happily with her father and his best friend until a tragic accident changes it all. In the New Mexico border town of Las Cruces, two teenagers, Mariana (Jennifer Lawrence) and Santiago (JD Pardo), find love in the aftermath of their parents' sudden deaths. In an abandoned trailer, a housewife, Gina (Oscar-winner Kim Basinger), embarks on a passionate affair that will put Sylvia and the others on a collision course with the explosive power of forbidden love. THE BURNING PLAIN is the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga.

Original Release

11/07/2008

US Release

09/18/2009

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Cast

Kim Basinger Gina
Charlize Theron Sylvia / Mariana
John Corbett John
Jose Maria Yazpik Carlos
Jennifer Lawrence Mariana
JD Pardo Young Santiago / Santiago
Joaquim De Almeida Nick Martinez
Robin Tunney Laura
Brett Cullen Robert
Danny Pino Santiago / Santiago Martinez
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Guillermo Arriaga

Writers

Guillermo Arriaga

Cast

Producers

Ray Angelic Executive Producer
Marc Butan Executive Producer
Mark Cuban Executive Producer
Alisa Tager Executive Producer
Charlize Theron Executive Producer
Todd Wagner Executive Producer
Laurie MacDonald Producer
Walter F. Parkes Producer
Eduardo Costantini Producer
Beth Kono Producer
Mike Upton Producer
Adrian Zurita Producer

Editors

Craig Wood

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