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Stillwater trailer follows Matt Damon as an Oklahoma father who heads to France to save his daughter

Matt Damon plays a father who heads to a foreign country to save his daughter in the first trailer for Focus Features’ Stillwater.

The 50-year-old actor plays Bill Baker, an Oklahoma oil rig roughneck who drops everything and heads to Marseilles, France to save his daughter (Abigail Breslin).

Despite complications of being in a foreign land with language barriers, Bill makes a new life for himself in the south of France while trying to figure out how to clear his daughter’s name when she is charged with a murder she did not commit. 

New trailer: Matt Damon plays a father who heads to a foreign country to save his daughter in the first trailer for Focus Features’ Stillwater

Save: The 50-year-old actor plays Bill Baker, an Oklahoma oil rig roughneck who drops everything and heads to Marseilles, France to save his daughter (Abigail Breslin)

Save: The 50-year-old actor plays Bill Baker, an Oklahoma oil rig roughneck who drops everything and heads to Marseilles, France to save his daughter (Abigail Breslin)

The trailer begins with shots of Baker at work, stating in voice over that he drove his daughter Allison to the airport when she left for Marseille.

‘I went to the gift shop and I saw this necklace. It was gold, said Stillwater on it. I thought it’d be a little piece of home to take with you,’ Baker says, with the necklace referring to their hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Baker is seen travelling to Marseille, telling the customs agent he’s in Marseille to visit his daughter, who he sees coming out of a room in prison with a strange smirk.

Working man: The trailer begins with shots of Baker at work, stating in voice over that he drove his daughter Allison to the airport when she left for Marseille

Working man: The trailer begins with shots of Baker at work, stating in voice over that he drove his daughter Allison to the airport when she left for Marseille

Home: 'I went to the gift shop and I saw this necklace. It was gold, said Stillwater on it. I thought it'd be a little piece of home to take with you,' Baker says, with the necklace referring to their hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma

Home: ‘I went to the gift shop and I saw this necklace. It was gold, said Stillwater on it. I thought it’d be a little piece of home to take with you,’ Baker says, with the necklace referring to their hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma

Prison: Baker is seen travelling to Marseille, telling the customs agent he's in Marseille to visit his daughter, who he sees coming out of a room in prison with a strange smirk

Prison: Baker is seen travelling to Marseille, telling the customs agent he’s in Marseille to visit his daughter, who he sees coming out of a room in prison with a strange smirk

He is speaking with a French woman named Virginie (Camille Cottin), who says, ‘You are the father of the girl? The American student?’ He replies, ‘Yes ma’am.’

Bill reveals that Allison, ‘came here for college, and that’s where she met this girl, Lina,’ as we see Allison and other girls diving off of large rocks.

He reveals that, ‘one night she found Lina dead and called the police,’ adding, ‘All they cared about was Allison sleeping with some Arab girl.’

Virginie: He is speaking with a French woman named Virginie (Camille Cottin), who says, 'You are the father of the girl? The American student?' He replies, 'Yes ma'am'

Virginie: He is speaking with a French woman named Virginie (Camille Cottin), who says, ‘You are the father of the girl? The American student?’ He replies, ‘Yes ma’am’

College: Bill reveals that Allison, 'came here for college, and that's where she met this girl, Lina,' as we see Allison and other girls diving off of large rocks

College: Bill reveals that Allison, ‘came here for college, and that’s where she met this girl, Lina,’ as we see Allison and other girls diving off of large rocks

In prison, Allison tells her father, ‘I loved her,’ and Bill says, ‘I know you did,’ while Allison adds, ‘But everybody thinks that I killed her.’

Another woman tells Bill that, ‘We have exhausted every possible legal action,’ and when Virginie asks if the lawyer is not helping, he says he’s, ‘doing it myself for now,’ as she offers her help as well.

Bill meets Virginie’s daughter Maya (Lilou Siauvaud), as Virginie says, ‘She’s very protective of me.’

Loved: In prison, Allison tells her father, 'I loved her,' and Bill says, 'I know you did,' while Allison adds, 'But everybody thinks that I killed her'

Loved: In prison, Allison tells her father, ‘I loved her,’ and Bill says, ‘I know you did,’ while Allison adds, ‘But everybody thinks that I killed her’

Legal action: Another woman tells Bill that, 'We have exhausted every possible legal action,' and when Virginie asks if the lawyer is not helping, he says he's, 'doing it myself for now,' as she offers her help as well

Legal action: Another woman tells Bill that, ‘We have exhausted every possible legal action,’ and when Virginie asks if the lawyer is not helping, he says he’s, ‘doing it myself for now,’ as she offers her help as well

Protective: Bill meets Virginie's daughter Maya (Lilou Siauvaud), as Virginie says, 'She's very protective of me'

Protective: Bill meets Virginie’s daughter Maya (Lilou Siauvaud), as Virginie says, ‘She’s very protective of me’

Bill spends his time walking around showing pictures of suspects to young French men, but Virginie tells him that, ‘No one will talk to you, trust me.’

He’s seen walking alone at night when a number of young men surround him on motorcycles and start beating him up.

Bill insists he will not give up, while Dirosa (Moussa Maaskri) tells him, ‘It would be a serious mistake to commit a crime to prove your daughter innocent. It will not get her out of jail, and it will send you in.’

No one: Bill spends his time walking around showing pictures of suspects to young French men, but Virginie tells him that, 'No one will talk to you, trust me'

No one: Bill spends his time walking around showing pictures of suspects to young French men, but Virginie tells him that, ‘No one will talk to you, trust me’

Mistake: Bill insists he will not give up, while Dirosa (Moussa Maaskri) tells him, 'It would be a serious mistake to commit a crime to prove your daughter innocent. It will not get her out of jail, and it will send you in'

Mistake: Bill insists he will not give up, while Dirosa (Moussa Maaskri) tells him, ‘It would be a serious mistake to commit a crime to prove your daughter innocent. It will not get her out of jail, and it will send you in’

Bill is seen being approached by the police while Maya is lead away, and Virginie asks Bill if he asked his daughter to lie for him.

He angrily tells Virginie, ‘I’m trying to get my little girl out of jail, that’s all I give a damn about.’

She responds, ‘You sound very American right now,’ and he adds, ‘Good, I am,’ when she reminds him, ‘Yeah, and you’re also a stranger here.’

Lies: Bill is seen being approached by the police while Maya is lead away, and Virginie asks Bill if he asked his daughter to lie for him

Lies: Bill is seen being approached by the police while Maya is lead away, and Virginie asks Bill if he asked his daughter to lie for him

The trailer winds down with a number of dramatic shots, including Allison asking him ‘What did you do?’ 

He tells her, ‘You just have to trust me,’ as the trailer comes to an end.

Stillwater, from director Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), debuts in theaters from Focus Features on July 30. 

Trust: He tells her, 'You just have to trust me,' as the trailer comes to an end

Trust: He tells her, ‘You just have to trust me,’ as the trailer comes to an end

Coming soon: Stillwater, from director Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), debuts in theaters from Focus Features on July 30

Coming soon: Stillwater, from director Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), debuts in theaters from Focus Features on July 30

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