How Benicio Del Toro Uses Sign Language in ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ | Anatomy of a Scene


In this crime-on-the-border sequel starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin, explosive action is peppered throughout. But this scene provides one of the movie’s quieter moments. Read the New York Times movie review: https://nyti.ms/2tKwYJy

Here, Alejandro (Del Toro) is trying to protect Isabela (Isabela Moner), the daughter of a drug lord. They request shelter from a deaf man (Bruno Bichir), with whom Alejandro, whose daughter was deaf, makes a connection. The director Stefano Sollima discusses how the scene came to be, and how Mr. Del Toro suggested it be done in sign language.

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