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Comandante (2003)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary  |  6 June 2003 (Spain)
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16 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I got Comandante from a second-hand DVD shop in my town. From the summary on the back of the case it sounds great. I've an interest in the different 'dictators' of the world and the way this film was described made it sound right up my street.

How wrong I was. I expected nice long, insightful interviews with Castro. Instead, I got shaky, horribly-edited interviews about nothing of any real interest. We never get any chance to actually see the 'real' Castro through these interviews because Director Oliver Stone seems to have chopped out any good material he may have filmed over the three days they were in Cuba.

On top of all that, the concept of presenting the whole thing with the black-and-white "COMANDANTE" opening scene and such, to make the film look sort of like an old Commie propaganda video, just failed abysmally. Comandante was almost like a bad, unamusing parody of Communist propaganda films, with Fidel being like a cartoon version of himself throughout. Just rubbish.


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