DVD: The Burning Plain

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The directorial debut from the screenwriter of Babel and 21 Grams,The Burning Plain is, like his other films, a ponderous, politically freighted drama which jumps disorientatingly from country to country,and from time period totime period, before itsstorylines dovetail at the end.

It's intriguing aslong as you're trying towork out how the jigsawpieces interlock, butonce you've done so,the picture those piecesform is quite a hackneyedone. Charlize Theron andKim Basinger star.