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Year: 2008
USA: 2929 Productions
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Robin Tunney, Tessa Ia, Jennifer Lawrence, Joaquim de Almeida, Brett Cullen, Sean McGrath, Gray Eubank, Marty Papazian, J D Pardo, Danny Pino, TJ Plunkett, Fernanda Romero, Kacie Thomas, Diego J Torres, Malcolm Ullery Stacy Marie Warden, Taylor Warden, Jose Maria Yazpik,Toni Marie Lopez, Chris Ranney, Aide Rodriguez, Cesar Miramontes
Director: Guillermo Arriaga
Country: USA
UK: 106 mins
USA Rated: R for sexuality, nudity and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and sex
USA Release Date: tbc
UK Release Date: 13 March 2009 (Limited Release)


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 demeanour 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.

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