Based on the homonymous novel by Nobel Prize Laureate Miguel Angel Asturias, "El Señor Presidente" is a tragic and impossible love story lost between degradation and fear. It is the tale of...
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Based on the homonymous novel by Nobel Prize Laureate Miguel Angel Asturias, "El Señor Presidente" is a tragic and impossible love story lost between degradation and fear. It is the tale of a fictitious Latin American country living under a fierce dictatorship sponsored by a society in frank decadence. Evil spreads downwards from the ruler, justice is a mockery, and the military spends their time abusing their fellow citizens and enjoying corruption. Written by
A movie co-produced by RCTV, yes that TV station Hugo Chavez shutdown, The cast is almost from the stars of RCTV's soap operas. The story is shocking and freaking similar to what is happening right now in Venezuela, and what could happen in the future.
The producer had to cross and jump to several obstacles, like the lack of budgets and the permissions, in fact the movie was shot completely under secrecy, they had to lie about the content of the screenplay in order to get certain permission.
The movie was shot with HD cameras and with no sound editing/mixing.
The performance of actress/model Norkys Batista (debuting in movies) is absolutely great, plus she got a though role (Fedina), the story of this mother is completely shocking. Also the performance of Gustavo Rodriguez as Chavez, eh, I mean, The President. But please, don't miss Roberto Moll as Lucio.
This movie has being very controversial in Venezuela, I hope you can see this movie, there was plans to show it on certain movie festivals. Also I hope the director and producer could release a DVD version because the movie will be more enjoyable.
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