7.0/10
3,245
17 user 39 critic

Comandante (2003)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 6 June 2003 (Spain)
Documentary on the director's meeting with Castro.

Director:

Writer:

(narration)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Tariq Ali, Raúl Castro, Hugo Chávez
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor
Mi Amigo Hugo (2014)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Oliver Stone presents a tribute to a friend one year after his death, the friend in question was the Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez. The documentary covers the time Stone and Chávez spent ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Hugo Chávez, Rafael Correa, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Fidel (2001)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Documentary about Fidel Castro, covering 40 years of Cuban Revolution. Rare Fidel Castro footage: he appears swimming with a bodyguard, visiting his childhood home and school, playing with ... See full summary »

Director: Estela Bravo
Stars: Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali, Harry Belafonte
Nixon (1995)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe
Talk Radio (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope
Salvador (1986)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy
W. I (2008)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A chronicle of the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd
U Turn (1997)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Alan Shearman, Jim Ward
The Hand (1981)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Annie McEnroe
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After directing two documentaries on Fidel Castro in 2002 ("Comandante") and 2003 ("Looking for Fidel"), filmmaker Oliver Stone returned to interview Castro in 2009 for the first in-depth ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Fidel Castro
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Himself
...
Himself
Juanita Vera ...
Herself (Castro's Interpreter)
Edit

Storyline

Comandante is a political documentary film by American director Oliver Stone. In the film, Stone interviews Cuban leader Fidel Castro on a diverse range of topics. Stone and his film crew visited Castro in Cuba for three days in 2002, and the film was released in 2003, having its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival early that year.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

6 June 2003 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Comandante Fidel Castro  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At the beginning of the movie, when Stone and Castro are strolling through the corridors, you see Santiago Segura, dressed in white, standing in front of a group of people. See more »

Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Bodas De Oro
by Pepesito Reyes
(p) & © 2003 BMG Music Spain, S.A.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A great documentary on Castro
22 May 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In the American corporate media, Castro is always played up as some kind of monster. The corporate media (and a host of draconian laws help) prevent us from hearing what he has to say. This documentary is excellent if anything but to give us a chance to hear what Castro has to say.

This was geared for an American audience, most of whom are probably ignorant about who Arbenz was, or Allende, and who probably never heard of the MPLA. It's mentioned at some point in the film that all the bad things that American big business and the CIA do around the world is known around the world - known everywhere except by US citizens. This is true, then again, the US is one of the few industrialized countries who for most of the 20th into the 21st century had almost all of it's radio and television channels, as well as newspaper printing presses controlled by corporations. It's unfortunate that Stone thus feels he has to ask about Cubans in Vietnam and this sort of nonsense which takes up time that could have been used asking more about Castro's perspective of what is going on in Latin America.


36 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page