Demian Bichir was a surprise Oscar nominee last year for his work in A Better Life, and a lot of moviegoers were introduced for the first time to the Mexican actor, who's also appeared on Showtime's Weeds, in Steven Soderbergh's Che, and most recently in the new Oliver Stone film Savages. But in the new comedy The Runway, which opens VOD on July 18 and in select theaters on July 20, audiences get to see a lighter side of Bichir, playing a Colombian pilot who, unable to speak a word of English, accidentally crash lands in a small Irish village.

In this exclusive clip we're premiering below, Bichir's character Ernesto is introduced to the village by Paco, the young boy who is the only person in town who speaks Spanish and becomes Ernesto's translator. Take a look below.

Here's the rest of the full film synopsis if you want to know more:

In this charming comedy, Oscar-nominee Demián Bichir (A BETTER LIFE, “Weeds”) stars as Ernesto, a Colombian pilot whose plane has crashed in a small Irish village. Not able to speak a word of English, a precocious 9-year old boy named Paco, the only one in his town who knows Spanish, becomes his translator. Rewriting Ernesto’s mysterious and questionable past, Paco turns him into a hero and a celebrity, motivating the entire town to rally behind Ernesto to help rebuild his plane. When a seedy Colombian detective arrives and threatens to reveal a dark secret about Ernesto, the town begins to question who they can trust. Inspired by true events, THE RUNWAY tells the story of a boy needing a father, a man wanting a family, and a town willing to do anything for a hero.

For a touch of light, international comedy in the middle of your summer blockbuster season, get a look at The Runway on VOD and in theaters this week.

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