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30 April 2004 (Mexico) See more »
A look at the life of Mexican Revolution Hero Emiliano Zapata. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Alejandro Fernández ... Emiliano Zapata

Lucero ... Esperanza

Patricia Velasquez ... Josefa

Jesús Ochoa ... Victoriano Huerta

Jaime Camil ... Eufemio Zapata
Soledad Ruiz ... Juana Lucia
Arturo Beristáin ... González
Julio Bracho ... Guajardo
Alberto Estrella ... Martínez
José Luis Cruz
Ángeles Cruz
Evangelina Sosa ... Azucena
Angélica Aragón ... Mesera 1
Carmen Salinas ... Mesera 2
Blanca Tenario ... Mesera 3

Fernando Becerril ... Presidente Francisco Madero
Juan Peláez
Miguel Couturier ... José Yves Limantour
Justo Martínez ... Porfirio Díaz
Gerardo Martínez ... De la O
Rafael Cortes ... Arturo

Alejandro Calva ... Gilgerdo Magaña
Omar Sánchez ... Otilio Montaña
Javier Escobar ... Joaquin
Eduardo Ocaña ... Pablo
Isi Rojano ... Indio
Marcial Alejandro ... Trovador
Francisco Badillo ... Zapatista 1
Raymundo Ibarra ... Zapatista 2
Mayolival Del Monte ... Mujer Zapatista
Luis Enrique Parra ... Francisco Villa
Sharmel Altamirano
Alejandra Palacíos
Jaime Estrada ... Gabriel Zapata
Angélica Lara ... Madre de Zapata
Rafael Velasco ... Don Lázaro
César Valdéz ... Sargento
Julian Sedgwick ... Embajado E.U.A.

Paulino Hemmer ... Secretario de Huerta
Gerardo Pérez
Omar Espino ... Eufemio Niña
Paola Ayala ... Josefa Niña
José Antonio Gutiérrez ... Mensajero Federal
Eleno Guzmán ... Soldado
Evangelina Martínez ... Vieja
José María Negri ... Sacerdote
Godofredo Villegas ... Maestro de Ceremonias
Brenda Angulo ... Prostituta
Carla Hernández ... Prostituta
Toni Helling ... Prostituta
Liliana Lago ... Prostituta
Juana Ponce ... Prostituta
Maria Guadalupe Hernández ... Prostituta
Gabriela Tavela ... Ama de llaves
Alfonso Garza ... Marido celoso
Nayeli Márquez ... Esposa Infiel
Luis Rubiera ... Asistente de Gonzalez
Eduardo Francisco Galeano ... Asistente de Gonzalez

Directed by
Alfonso Arau 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alfonso Arau 

Produced by
Alfonso Arau .... producer
Ricardo Del Río .... executive producer
Ricardo Del Río .... line producer
Pliny Porter .... producer
Original Music by
Ruy Folguera 
Cinematography by
Vittorio Storaro 
Film Editing by
Carlos Puente 
Casting by
Carla Hool 
Jorge Valdés García 
Production Design by
Eugenio Zanetti 
Art Direction by
Marcelo Del Rio (supervising art director)
Sergio Guerrero 
Set Decoration by
Devorah Galván Caballero 
Makeup Department
Lourdes Delgado .... hair stylist
Sandra Migueli .... makeup designer
Production Management
Emmanuel Cabare .... assistant unit manager
Víctor Solorio .... unit production manager
Antonio Urdapilleta .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marco Polo Constandse .... second assistant director
Victor Herrera McNaught .... key second assistant director
Patrick Heyerdahl .... second assistant director
Francisco Villarreal .... assistant director
Francisco Villarreal .... second unit director
René Villarreal .... first assistant director
Art Department
Elsa Cantu .... set dresser
Paula Sosa .... art department supervisor
Constantino Sota .... first assistant production designer
Constantino Sota .... set dresser
Sound Department
Paul Adlaf .... sound mixer
David Franklin Bergad .... adr editor
Mark Berger .... supervising re-recording mixer
Frank Canonica .... supervising sound recordist: mix stage
Piotr Filipowski .... sound effects editor
Kim Foscato .... first assistant sound editor
Chris Gridley .... foley editor
Nathan Gunn .... foley editor
Samuel H. Hinckley .... sound effects editor
Pete Horner .... sound re-recording mixer
Ann Kroeber .... sound editor
John Nutt .... supervising sound editor
Richard Quinn .... dialog editor
Visual Effects by
Jerry Andrews .... visual effects supervisor
Adam Avitabile .... digital compositor
Chad Buehler .... digital compositor
Fefo Desouza .... flame artist
Henrik Fett .... visual effects supervisor: LOOK Effects, Inc.
Christopher Ivins .... compositor
Danny S. Kim .... compositor
Navarrete M. Luis .... visual effects: Miniatures
Tefft Smith .... digital artist
Thomas Tannenberger .... digital artist
Hugo Aguilera .... utility stunts
Omar Ayala .... stunts
Balo Bucio .... utility stunts
Julian Bucio .... stunt coordinator
Rafael Valdez .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfredo Betrò .... camera operator: "a" camera
Arturo Castañeda .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Juan Fernando Guzmán .... electrician
Wilma Gómez Luengo .... focus puller: "a" camera
Fernando Moreno .... gaffer
Carlos Silva .... vtr operator
Casting Department
Sara Bachelder .... extras casting coordinator
Ricardo Hernandez .... casting assistant
Jorge Valdés García .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabriela Perez .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Eduardo Vaisman .... assistant editor
Music Department
Gustavo Borner .... music editor
Gustavo Borner .... score mixer
Jane Antonia Cornish .... orchestrator
Juan Carlos Ertze .... music preparation
Alfonso Herrera .... musician
Gustavo Lastra .... musician
Facundo Monty .... musician
Celso Piña .... musician
Transportation Department
Ricardo Díaz Avilés .... transportation coordinator (as Ricardo Díaz)
Enrique Díaz .... transportation captain
Ignacio Revelo .... driver: cast
Other crew
Emilia Arau .... production advisor: development
Karl Braun .... scout
Mauricio De Aguinaco .... development producer
Noralí Gonzalez .... production assistant
Juan Carlos Lazo .... making-of
Juan Salvador Melgoza .... production assistant
Norberto Nava .... security coordinator
Arturo Romero .... production accountant
Sue-Allen Villalva .... production coordinator
Patricia Zavala Kugler .... unit publicist

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A movie not completed, and released for investors?, 30 March 2007
Author: mocojez from Canada

I have a little understanding of what happened to this movie, having been hired as the VFX supervisor, but not completing any of the visual effects. This was originally a Canadian / Mexican co-production, with a smaller percentage of investment supposed to come from Canada, and certain crew (editor, sound dept., visual effects) being supplied by Canadian companies. When I arrived on set there were already problems both with budget overrun and also, I understand, with funds being transferred from Canada. I completed supervising the 'raw plates' on location, but not a single frame ended up going to the original post production house that hired me. There was some beautiful footage shot by Vittorio Storraro, but already before I left some disagreement between Alfonso Arau and the Canadian editor, over the cutting style. The editor left soon after me. I later heard a rumour that the negative was held up at the lab in L.A. over unpaid invoices. I have never seen the 'finished' movie but I can speculate that there was a desperate scramble to put this film together in some way at least for a DVD release. The investors must have been screaming for a way to return some of their capital.

So please don't be quite so hard on this movie. It is basically unfinished. I cannot comment on acting, direction and other aspects that I have not seen, but some of the scenes which I saw uncut in Mexico had more promise than was realized. Jeery Andrews VFX Supervisor (shoot only!)

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