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Mateo Gil Ends 12-Year Absence with 'Blackthorn'

After a 12-year absence (“Nadie Conoce A Nadie” aka Nobody Knows Anybody), Alejandro Amenábar's longtime collaborator Mateo Gil has officially returned to his directing duties. His comeback film “Blackthorn” which is a western starring Eduardo Noriega (“Thesis”) and American playwright and actor Sam Shepard has been named to the Tribeca Film Festival's World Narrative section line-up. The western written by Miguel Barros and shot in Bolivia, revolves around the legendary Butch Cassidy whom, after twenty years later after his supposed death and under the new name of James Blackthorn teams up with a spanish mine robber. This is a co-production between Spain, France and Bolivia. Gil is a well renowned screenwriter in Spain where he is remembered for his script collaborations for Alejandro Amenábar´s films such as “Thesis”, “Open Your Eyes”, Oscar winner “The Sea Inside” and recently “Ágora”. He debuted in 1999 with the box office hit thriller

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