Cabeza de Vaca Movie Review 1990

Information and Film Reviews for Cabeza de Vaca the Movie

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In 1528, a Spanish expedition shipwrecks in unknown territory off the Florida coast. Only survivor Cabeza de Vaca is captured by the Iguase Indian tribe and made a slave to their shaman. He's later freed, but leaves with respect for their culture. Spanish soldiers find him and want his help in capturing the natives, but he is outraged by their cruelty and must confront his own people. Strong visual style easily brings the audience deeply into this uncharted world. Based on Cabeza de Vaca's book "Naufragios." Director Echevarria's feature film debut. Spanish and Indian with subtitles.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 111 minutes.
Originally from Mexican, Spanish.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Shipwrecked, Explorers, True Stories, This Is Your Life
Screenplay
Guillermo Sheridan, Nicolas Echevarria
Cast
Juan Diego, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Roberto Sosa, Carlos Castanon, Gerardo Villarreal, Roberto Cobo, Jose Flores, Ramon Barragan
Cinematography
Guillermo Navarro
Director
Nicolas Echevarria
Music
Mario Lavista
Producer
Rafael Cruz, Jorge Sanchez, Julio Solorzano Foppa, Bertha Navarro

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