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Mexican Film Uses Audio of Trump Speech Over Scene of Illegal Aliens Being Shot Crossing Border

“Words are as dangerous as bullets.”

DANIEL NUSSBAUM reporting for Breitbart: Immigrants, coming to US from Mexico, being shot by what looks like a paramilitary sniper on border patrol. Sounds like something out of a movie. Wait… It is a movie!

These scenes of murder are depicted in the latest Spanish-language trailer for the border thriller Desiert, being accompanied by audio from a Donald Trump speech.

The movie focuses on a small group of illegal immigrants led by Moises (Gael Garcia Bernal) and their daring attempt to cross the desert and the border between Mexico and the United States. As the group journeys north, they encounter a “racist” vigilante (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his vicious guard dog, who will do everything in their power to prevent the group from entering the U.S.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis, from STX Entertainment:

What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there’s nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.

What’s noticeable about this trailer from the get-go is the audio recording of Donald Trump giving one of his infamous speeches.

“The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” Trump says in the audio included in the trailer, along with on-screen Spanish translation. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they are rapists. And it’s gotta stop. And it’s gotta stop fast.”

At his last word one of the group members is shot in the abdomen, with another man being shot through a chest only some seconds later. Loud sound of a shooting rifle is heard throughout the desert, but it seems that there’s no one there to hear it except for hunter and his prey.

Then, trailer cuts to a title card: “Los Palabras Son Tan Peligrosas Como Las Balas.” In English: “Words are as dangerous as bullets.”

The film, directed by Jonás Cuarón (son of Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall. It’s out in theaters in Mexico April 15, while a U.S. release date has not yet been set.

 

By Stefan Paraber for GIA

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