Zapata - El sueño del héroe (2004)

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A look at the life of Mexican Revolution Hero Emiliano Zapata.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejandro Fernández ...
Soledad Ruiz ...
Juana Lucia
Arturo Beristáin ...
Julio Bracho ...
Alberto Estrella ...
José Luis Cruz
Ángeles Cruz
Evangelina Sosa ...
Angélica Aragón ...
Mesera 1
Carmen Salinas ...
Mesera 2
Blanca Tenario ...
Mesera 3


A look at the life of Mexican Revolution Hero Emiliano Zapata.

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30 April 2004 (Mexico)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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2.00 : 1
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Composed by Jaime Cavazos & Alfonso Herrera
Performed by Celso Piña
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What was Arau thinking???
6 May 2004 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

As a mexican, it pains me terribly to see dead and gone the prestige acquired by Arau with "Como agua para chocolate", but it pains me even more to see this awful and disrespectful portrayal of a national hero in the hands of Arau. Terrible actors, worse screenplay, unforgivable historical lies and a total waste of ten million dollars.

Lame high-school-level effects, and so many ridiculous supposedly mystic references (all mixed up and wrong) that make this movie an involuntary comedy, promising to turn a macarena-dancing nahuatl old witch character into a sad, sad stain in a previously good Arau's resumé.

I would have preferred Arau to publicize his movie as a satyre... That might have (and I repeat, MIGHT HAVE) saved his reputation, but it is unadmissible to let him play with the image of a national hero, and make a long, very bad videoclip for Alejandro Fernández out of this "movie", and make us mexicans be sorry for it to be seen overseas.

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