In the drug war thriller Sicario, Benicio Del Toro's character is someone who doesn't deal in bureaucracy. It doesn't exist in his world like it does for everybody else, and that's part of what makes him so effective. Del Toro will deal with the complete opposite end of the governmental spectrum in Fernando Leon de Aranoa's dramedy, A Perfect Day, which premiered earlier this year at Cannes.
Del Toro stars alongside Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, and Melanie Thierry in the story of humanitarian workers trying to solve a crisis in war-torn Balkans of the mid '90s. While it sounds like heavy stuff, the trailer suggests a healthy dose of humor to go along with it. These folks are heroes, but they still got some issues. Here's the official synopsis:
"It’s just another day on the job for a band of badass war zone rescue workers as they defy death and confront war’s absurdities. The setting is 1995, “somewhere in the Balkans.” Over the course of 24 breathless hours, Mambrú (Benicio del Toro), leads his team of humanitarians—including hard-bitten, wisecracking veteran B (Tim Robbins) and new recruit Sophie (Melanie Thierry)—as they deal with a most unexpected crisis, layers of bureaucratic red tape, and the reappearance of Mambrú’s old flame (Olga Kurylenko). Through it all, the group handles the less-than-glamorous realities of life in a combat zone the only way they know how: with selfless bravery and a healthy dose of irreverent humor."
A Perfect Day opens on January 15th 2016.