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In 1959, Fidel Castro overthrew the Fulgencio Batista led government of Cuba in a revolution. Soon afterward, the US government, alarmed at a communist nation so close to their shores, began working with Cuban exiles and dissenters to find some way to assassinate the new Cuban leader. This film covers some of the 638 alleged attempts to do so, the native collaborators involved and how Castro's security successfully frustrated them all. In addition, the film illustrates the tumultuous relations between the nations over the decades and the disreputable Cuban characters who are prepared to go to horrific extremes to achieve their political aims with US complicity. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This movie's sense of humor is on par with, and dare I say exceeds, The Power of Nightmares. The combination of lighthearted music, serious information, quick editing, and an overall swift pace results in one thoroughly entertaining movie. This film is on the forefront of the Edu-tainment style of documentary film-making. The information presented is simultaneously comical and weighty. There were at least two moments when I actually exclaimed out loud, "What!?" If you need a break from documentaries that make you feel depressed but you still desire to know what is going on behind the scenes in our world, check out 638 Ways to Kill Castro.
I promise you will not be disappointed........unless you are an elderly Cuban exile who wishes Castro dead.
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