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Zapata - El sueño del héroe (2004)

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

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José Luis Cruz
Ángeles Cruz
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A look at the life of Mexican Revolution Hero Emiliano Zapata.

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great movie, a dream itself
12 July 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a typical Arau movie, full of surrealism mixed with history and humor. Is not a movie to take it as the real story of Zapata but to enjoy the messages Arau try to send and to fully enjoy the places it was filmed. A lot of people do not understand that Arau didn't want to make an historical movie but to see another aspects of Zapata as a national hero, that's why the full name of the movie could be translated as Zapata a dream of a hero and I will like to underline "dream", that is the key word. The witches in the movie is a great touch of what Mexico really is, a place of surrealism. Please sit down and enjoy this movie and don't try to look for a history lesson!


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