Original title: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn’s town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico.
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam