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Comandante (2003)

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

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Oliver Stone

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Oliver Stone (narration)
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Stars: Fidel Castro
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fidel Castro ... Himself
Oliver Stone ... Himself
Juanita Vera Juanita Vera ... Herself (Castro's Interpreter)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara ... Himself (archive footage)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Eva Perón ... Herself (archive footage)
Janet Reno Janet Reno ... Herself (archive footage)
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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.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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USA | Spain

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English | Spanish

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6 June 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Comandante Fidel Castro See more »

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$135,633
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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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 »

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Features Vatel (2000) See more »

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Y En Eso Llegó Fidel
by Carlos Puebla Y Los Tradicionales
(p) & © 2003 BMG Music Spain, S.A.
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Stone's lifetime effort
18 November 2009 | by alberto_cascanteSee all my reviews

Oliver Stone, probably one of the most relevant filmmakers of the last decades in the United States, has been trying to get the American public –one of the most ignorant and alienated populations among developed countries– into alternative sides of what in the USA has been called the "official story". Comandante is not an exception in that aim, and it may approach the viewers to some topics that big media corporations and the military-industrial complex have been boycotting through the years in order to avoid the public to ask their government about some big questions. Stone's filmography evidences his own interest in the last half of the recent century –the half he was born in and the events, after WW2, that bring the United States to become what we know today–, and the plots that –in his own words– diminished individual freedom and democratic values in "the land of the free and the home of the brave!" Position for which he has often been criticized "for promoting conspiracy theories and alleged historical inaccuracies." This documentary is an important effort, now that Fidel Castro –one of the 10 most influential politicians of the last century– is probably close to the end of his life. Some analysts have said that the 20th Century will have officially ended after Castro's death.


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