Watch The Mexican Oscar Contender ‘Desierto’ Trailer


Jeffrey Dean Morgan may play an evil villain on The Walking Dead, but in this film, he’s downright terrifying and believable.

‘Desierto’ is directed by Jonas Cuarón and is Mexico’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.

Immigration control is a hot topic, and when that’s going to be constantly brought up throughout the election. Donald Trump has suggested building a wall, but it doesn’t look like that’s happening. Border patrol exists, but it’s a lot of land to cover. In this film, two Mexican migrant workers (Gael García Bernal and Alondra Hidalgo) attempt to cross the border when they come across Sam (Morgan), a racist who has decided to take border patrol into his own hands.


Desierto will release in the US on October 14, 2016.