Oliver Stone is facing both realities about drug trafficking between México and the United States in 'Savages,' a movie that includes Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro and Mexican natives Salma Hayek, Demián Bichir and Sandra Echevarría.
The three-times Oscar winner director presented his movie in Los Ángeles surrounded by his Latino stars, who trust that the movie will go beyond clichés.
'Savages,' is an adaptation of the self-titled novel published in 2010 by Don Winslow, which tells the story of two young men from Southern California, who are living the life as 'entrepreneurs' in the medicinal marihuana business.
Because the traditional drug cartels are just across the border, its leader Salma Hayek tries to impose her ways in doing business in the United States, so she ends up kidnapping the young men's shared girlfriend.
This move will lead to a war between both groups.
"We live in an era where rules don't exist," Stone said about the corruption, and even though 'Savages' is fiction, the movie makes references to real instances.
"When I was in México it was clear to me that there is a connection between money and political parties. There is a lot of money that needs to be legitimize and politics is a great way of doing it."