Indican Pictures has released the official trailer for Ernest Borgnine’s last film, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernández.
Featuring telenovela star Carla Ortiz in her first lead role and Ugly Betty’s Tony Plata, the film centers on a stubborn old man bitter about never having lived a life with any meaning. After suffering a stroke, he winds up in a nursing home staffed by Latino immigrants. Put off by the situation, he focuses all his energy on getting out, which places him at odds with the workers. But their relationship quickly changes when the staff learn that he once shook hands with Vicente Fernández, the legendary Mexican singer, producer and actor idolized throughout Latin culture. The employees soon begin to treat Rex like the celebrity he’s always dreamed of being.
The Man Who Shook The Hand Of Vicente Fernández was Borgnine’s final performance; the Oscar-winner passed away in July at the age of 95.
The 35-year-old Bolivian actress plays Borgnine’s character’s nurse Solena, while Plata plays the evil Dr. Dominguez.
The film will be released in Los Angeles on December 7, just in time for awards consideration.