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Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)

Unrated | | Documentary | 12 March 2005 (USA)
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A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mauricio Balcazar ...
Himself (Goni's Press Advisor)
...
Himself - GCS Strategist
Tad Devine ...
Himself (GCS Advertising Consultant)
Stanley Greenberg ...
Himself (GCS Pollster)
Carlos D. Mesa Gisbert ...
Himself - Bolivia's Vice Presidential Candidate
Carlos Mesa ...
Himself (VP Candidate)
Carlos Morales ...
Himself - Campaign Manager
Evo Morales ...
Himself (Opposing Candidate)
Henry Oporto ...
Himself
Manuel Rocha ...
Himself - US Ambassadir to Bolivia (archive footage)
Jeremy Rosner ...
Himself - GCS Pollster and Chief Strategist
Robert Shrum ...
Himself - GCS partner
Tal Silberstein ...
Himself (GCS Management Consultant)
Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada ...
Himself (Bolivia's Presidential Candidate)
Manfred Reyes Villa ...
Himself (Opposing Candidate)
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A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

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12 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Presidentin tekijät  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,970 (USA) (3 March 2006)

Gross:

$166,320 (USA) (22 November 2006)
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A feature length film with the same title out 2015 featuring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton See more »

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Spin-off Our Brand Is Crisis (2015) See more »

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Better Today then When Originally Released
24 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

9 of 10. This documentary has gotten better and more insightful and relevant without changing a thing.

I had forgotten about it until the recently released 2015 film by the same name. That film is more of an action/suspense/comedy version that should be enjoyable by everyone regardless of whether they're into the hidden secrets of politics.

Besides capturing the actual crisis and disaster that happened in Bolivia with the aid of what amount to marketing and advertising gurus for hire recklessly selling a candidate without regard to who the candidate is or what they are capable of.

The elephant in the room, alluded to but never addressed specifically, is that Bolivia is one of those countries targeted by the "war on drugs". The campaigners didn't think to ask why their group was bought and brought in for this particular candidate as opposed to one of the others.

Today's brand: Yes Your Country Can be Taken Over by Focus Groups.


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