A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood.
The Burning Plain (2008) Online
The Burning Plain follows the story of several different people separated by time and space -- Sylvia, a woman in Oregon who must undertake an emotional odyssey to rid herself of her past; Mariana and Santiago, two teenagers trying to piece together the shattered lives of their parents in a New Mexico border town; Maria, a little girl who goes on a border-crossing voyage to help her parents find redemption, forgiveness, and love; and Gina and Nick, a couple who must deal with an intense and clandestine affair... because they are both married.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|José María Yazpik||-||Carlos|
|Martin Papazian||-||Young Man|
|JD Pardo||-||Young Santiago|
|Diego J. Torres||-||Cristobal (as Diego Torres)|
|José Gallardo Jr.||-||Xavier|
|Rosalia De Aragon||-||Aunt Rebecca (as Rosalia de Aragon)|
The title can be translated to Spanish as "El Llano en Llamas", the title of Juan Rulfo's short story collection, one of Mexico's most famous writers.
In this film, JD Pardo and Danny Pino play the same character at different ages. Ten years later in 2018, they star opposite each other in the FX series "Mayans MC".