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Bolivar Is Me (2002)
"Bolívar soy yo!" (original title)

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Santiago Miranda¸ an actor representing Bolivar in a television series¸ leaves furious recording because it disagrees with the scripts they oblige die Bolívar¸ against the wall. Between the... See full summary »

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Santiago Miranda / Simón Bolívar
Amparo Grisales ...
Alejandra Barberini / Manuela Sáenz
Jairo Camargo ...
President of Colombia
Fanny Mikey ...
TV Producer
Gustavo Angarita ...
Psychiatrist
María Eugenia Dávila ...
Mother of Simón Bolívar
Carlos Barbosa ...
Minister of Defense
Alejandra Borrero ...
Vice President
Santiago Bejarano ...
TV Director
Ana Soler ...
Makeup Artist
Álvaro Rodríguez ...
Parmenio, E.P.R. Commander
Vicky Rueda ...
Kelly
Diego Vélez ...
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Victoria Valencia ...
Tania, E.P.R. Guerrillera
Margarita Ortega ...
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Santiago Miranda¸ an actor representing Bolivar in a television series¸ leaves furious recording because it disagrees with the scripts they oblige die Bolívar¸ against the wall. Between the lucidity and the madness¸ Miranda really acts as a Bolívar prepared to perform any act that allows to conclude the unifying of the Liberator task and as an actor which seeks to rewrite reality to make it look to the dreams of Simón Bolívar. Written by Diego Alvarez

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Rated R for some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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An entertaining social commentary/comedy
14 November 2004 | by (Scottsdale, AZ) – See all my reviews

A friend loaned me this film and I'm glad he did. I am not knowledgeable on either the history of Simon Bolivar or current day Columbia, but this was not a barrier to enjoying the story. The protagonist is a lead in a very popular historical soap opera in which he plays Simon Bolivar. It is clear that the TV show is not going for historical accuracy, but is content to focus on Bolivar's love affairs. The script calls for Bolivar to be shot before a firing squad. Our protagonist begins to identify strongly with the character, especially the latter's dreams of a unified Columbia. He bolts from the set just before he is shot and visits the current president of Columbia who is a fan and invites him attend a political rally, where he feels he can benefit from the actor's popularity. A series of adventures ensue in which the lead character fluctuates between his own identity and that of Bolivar, moving more toward the latter as the film progresses. The humorous situations that follow are able to show how Bolivar's dream of a united Columbia have been thwarted by selfish politicians on both the right and left. This type of film often unravels about half way through, but "Bolivar Is Me" manages to reach the ending with flying colors. Very enjoyable on several levels. 7 of 10.


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