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¡Que Viva Mexico! - Da zdravstvuyet Meksika!
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Que Viva Mexico (1979) More at IMDbPro »¡Que Viva Mexico! - Da zdravstvuyet Meksika! (original title)

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Que Viva Mexico -- Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state.
Que Viva Mexico -- Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state.


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Sergei M. Eisenstein (original screenplay)
Grigori Aleksandrov (additional material)
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Release Date:
November 1979 (USA) See more »
Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state. | Full synopsis »
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Sergey Bondarchuk ... Narrator (voice)

Grigori Aleksandrov ... Himself

Directed by
Sergei M. Eisenstein 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Grigori Aleksandrov  additional material
Sergei M. Eisenstein  original screenplay

Produced by
Kate Crane Gartz .... producer
S. Hillkowitz .... producer
Otto Kahn .... producer (as Kenneth Outwater)
Hunter S. Kimbrough .... producer
Mary Craig Sinclair .... producer
Upton Sinclair .... producer
Cinematography by
Eduard Tisse 
Film Editing by
Grigori Aleksandrov 
Esfir Tobak 
Editorial Department
Elene Avakova .... post-production team member
Yelena Babenko .... post-production team member
Viktor Babushkin .... post-production team member
Galina Borolibova .... post-production team member
Alexander Goldstein .... post-production team member
Yuri Isaikim .... post-production team member
Emin Khachaturyan .... post-production team member
Sergei Komminar .... post-production team member
Raisa Lukina .... post-production team member
Leonid Nekhoroshev .... post-production team member
Vera Nikolskaya .... post-production team member
Nikolay Olonovskiy .... post-production team member
Nikita Orlov .... post-production team member
Raisa Politkina .... post-production team member
Vadim Sazonov .... post-production team member
Sergey Skripka .... post-production team member
Yuri Sobolev .... post-production team member
Edgar Staturtskobev .... post-production team member
Lyubov Strageva .... post-production team member
Vladimir Tsetlin .... post-production team member
Yuri Yakushev .... post-production team member
Rostislav Yurenev .... chief post-production consultant
Other crew
Jose Clemente Orozco .... technical advisor: foreign locations (uncredited)
Diego Rivera .... technical advisor: foreign locations (uncredited)
David Alfaro Siqueiros .... technical advisor: foreign locations (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"¡Que Viva Mexico! - Da zdravstvuyet Meksika!" - Soviet Union (original title)
"¡Que viva Mexico!" - USA
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90 min | France:84 min (dvd release)
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Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Finland:K-12 | France:Unrated | Portugal:M/6
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Continuity: The rifles Sebastian and his friends take from the gallery are of lever-action design, in the following gun-fight in the cactus fields they unmistakably use single-shot bolt-action rifles.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Urinal (1989)See more »


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a bolshevik film so many others, 12 May 2005
Author: honkey_turkey from Canada

I have to start out by saying that i do not give this movie such a high rating based on Eisenstein's vision of the Mexican culture, but more on his amazing ability to manipulate time and space to create a new meaning. He is able to make us believe we are watching a documentary on Mexico when all along we are watching a movie about continuous progress through revolutions (Eisenstein communist vision). He starts his movie with a vision of proclaiming time in the episode Sandunga. Then in the next episode Fiesta he shows us the conquest of Cortes in the 16th century. Next its Maguey which is the dictator of Porfirio Diaz. The following episode is Soldadera (which is when Eisenstein ran out of budget) which is his representation of the 1910-1920 Mexican revolution. Finally, in the prologue he shows us a free Mexico. (He even slips a little of his ideology by representing the capitalists as the "doomed class".)This movie could easily be watched without even noticing this, but i think everyone should try to watch this and keeping in mind Eisenstein bolshevik background. He came to Mexico being financed by a communist writer, and was received by 3 communists mural painters...there was no way this could not be a typical communist, propaganda movie. At some times he represents wrongly Mexicans, but i truly believe its to achieve his main goal, that maybe he even did it on purpose in order to really show an evolution through time...To wrap it up; this movie, and this producer have an enormous and interesting past thats worth looking into to.

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