Fidel Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Fidel the Movie

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Excellent bio of Fidel Castro's rise to power in Cuba loses a little steam in its later moments but keeps interest with a strong performance by Martin in the title role. The politics are also kept simple; Castro is an idealistic lawyer who fights for the underdog as a rebel leader after his country's military takeover by Batista (Plana). But once he himself takes power, Castro blurs the lines into a dictatorship of his own. Based on the books "Guerilla Prince" by Georgie Anne Geyer and "Fidel Castro" by Robert E. Quirk.

Distribution

Artisan Entertainment, 2700 Colorado Ave., Ste. 200, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Phone: (310)449-9200, Fax: (310)255-3730, URL: http://www.artisanent.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 140 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
This Is Your Life, Politics, Cuba
Screenplay
Stephen Tolkin
Cast
Victor Huggo Martin, Gael Garcia Bernal, Patricia Velasquez, Maurice Compte, Tony Plana, Guillermo Diaz, Margarita d'Francisco, Enrique Arce
Cinematography
Checco Varese
Director
David Attwood
Music
John Altman

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