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The final years in the life of legendary bandit Butch Cassidy are shrouded in mystery, from his rumored death in a Bolivian military standoff, to his escape from South America to die quietly on a Nevada ranch the 1930s. In Mateo Gil's intimate and adventurous Western, a reimagined and aged Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard) is living under the assumed name James Blackthorn in a secluded village in Bolivia 20 years after his disappearance in 1908. Surviving humbly off the land and finding occasional comforts with a local woman, Yana (Magaly Solier, The Milk of Sorrow), he longs to end his personal exile and return to the US to see his family. Reluctantly joining forces with a Spanish mine robber (Eduardo Noriega) who promises him a cut of the loot, Blackthorn sets out on one final adventure… and discovers he's not the only one harboring a deep secret.

Mateo Gil makes a solid English-language debut with this sublimely shot and well acted tale set in the remarkable landscapes of Bolivia. Sam Shepard gives a riveting performance as the weathered, mysterious, and unsentimental Blackthorn, gracefully revitalizing the legend of history's favorite outlaw.
Film Information
Year: 2011
Length: 98 minutes
Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA, France, Spain
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier
Director: Mateo Gil
Screenwriter: Miguel Barros
Producer: Ibon Cormenzana, Andrés Santana
Editor: David Gallart
Director of Photography: Juan Ruiz-Anchía, ASC
Production Designer: Juan Pedro de Gaspar
Executive Producer: Ibon Cormenzana, Andrés Santana, Paolo Agazzi
Composer: Lucio Godoy
Press Contacts

Print Source
Sandra Tápia
Arcadia Motion Pictures
Barcelona, 08006
Phone: +34.93.414.3071

Print Source
Sandra Tápia
Arcadia Motion Pictures
Barcelona, 08006
Phone: +34.93.414.3071

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About the Director(s)
MATEO GIL is well known in Spain as a screenwriter. He co-wrote Alejandro Amenábar's Thesis, Open Your Eyes (later remade as Vanilla Sky), The Sea Inside, and Agora, as well as The Method for Marcelo Piñeyro. His first movie as a director was Nobody Knows Anybody in 1999. He also directed the award-winning shorts Housebreaking and Say Me.


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