Winning director with three Oscars, Oliver Stone returns to the screen with a thriller that reunites a distrbuţie of stars formed by Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Turman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch Demian Bichir and. The film is based on the novel by Don Winslow’s bestseller, included in 2010 in the Top 10 of the prestigious New York Times.
The protagonists are entrepreneurs Lagnuna Beach, Ben (Johnson), a Buddhist pacifist and conciliatory’s friend best, Chon (Kitsch), a former soldier dn US Navy and former mercenary who highly profitable business – grows best marijuana. The two have something in common – they are in love with the beautiful Ophelia (Lively). The trio lead an idyllic life in their little town in Southern California to the Mexican Baja Cartel decides on when to enter their business and require them to be their partners.
The head of the cartel is Elena (Hayek), who leads with an iron hand helped fiercely Lado (Del Toro), but what she believed to be a simple operation of taking by force a business is proving a real war rule. For everyone, including alunecosul DEA agent (Travolta), corrupt and cowardly, they underestimated the power of friendship that bind the three.
So begins a series of maneuvers and battles stakes life and death, a brutal battle of egos.