NEW YORK.- American actor Vin Diesel said he adores what calls Dominican Republic’s “multiculturalism," for which he chose it as the location to film "Los Bandoleros," his second short as a director.
"Growing up in Manhattan many of the brothers which I grew up with were Dominican and is something very multicultural of the Dominican Republic and so I identify with," Diesel said today in an interview with Efe in New York, where he released his new adventure behind the camera in the International Latin Cinema Festival.
The actor presented the 20-minute film "Los Bandoleros" with a very Latin air and whose story works as the opening for "Fast & Furious," released this year and the fourth of "The Fast and the Furious" series.
"75% of the Dominican population is mulatto, which means, like me, are of European and African descent," said Diesel, of Italian and Afro-American origin, who many say is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s heir in action films.
"The film tells the intriguing back story about the characters and events leading up to the explosive oil truck heist in Fast & Furious," says a movie review by Jeremy Meyer in examiner.com.