UK Trailer for Gael Garcia Bernal’s Thriller THE BURNING

Gael García Bernal

Gael García Bernal stars as a mysterious man in the UK trailer for his upcoming Argentinian revenge thriller The Burning (El Ardor), the film that premiered at Cannes in 2014 and will open in several territories this summer.

Penned and directed by Pablo Fendrik, the film has all the makings of a classic Western revenge story and marks one of the most aggressive roles the actor has taken on in his career.

Check out the trailer that depicts how “so-called civilization becomes a destructive force over both the rich jungle setting and the communities living within it.”

Kai (Garcia Bernal), a mysterious and mystical figure, emerges from the Argentinean rainforest to rescue Vania (Alice Braga), who has been kidnapped by mercenaries. Together they face off against the men who have ruthlessly murdered Vania’s father, a poor farmer, and taken over his land. Part love story, part western, Fendrik turns this latter genre on its head as so-called civilization becomes a destructive force over both the rich jungle setting and the communities living within it.

Gael García Bernal