Trailer: John Sayles, “Amigo,” starring Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, DJ Qualls, Yul Vázquez

Amigo: When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer (Chris Cooper) to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla fighters. But Rafael’s brother (Ronnie Lazaro) is the head of the local guerillas, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country. A powerful drama of friendship, betrayal, romance and heartbreaking violence, AMIGO is a page torn from the untold history of the Philippines, and a mirror of today’s unresolvable conflicts. from trailers.apple.com

Writer/Director: John Sayles
Cast: Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, DJ Qualls, Yul Vázquez, Rio Locsin, Ronnie Lazaro, Dane DeHaan

In theaters: August 19th, 2011


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