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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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Stars: Fidel Castro
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Juanita Vera ... Herself (Castro's Interpreter)
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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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€32,248 (Spain), 8 June 2003, Limited Release
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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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Followed by America Undercover: Looking for Fidel (2004) See more »

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El Bodeguero
by 'Orquesta Aragon'
(p) & © 2003 BMG Music Spain, S.A.
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The US needs more of these.
22 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Despite the anti-Castro rhetoric that has been going on in this country since the 1960's, this film has managed to make its way to the mainstream media of the most hostile nation towards Cuba. This documentary gives us a view at Cuba's Fidel Castro. Castro has been one of the most talked about leaders this century and has managed to "control" or stay in power more than any other head of state alive today. Demonized and admired by millions worldwide, Castro is seen as he is today, an aged man with stories and anecdotes that would require volumes to ever capture on film. I highly suggest viewing this film, regardless of you political persuasion. For those who view Castro as a revolutionary , the always active and still brilliant way that he answers some of Stone's toughest questions, this film will probably further your admiration in this charismatic figure. For those who view him as a ruthless dictator, you might see this film as a bit soft. Stone does not insult him or complicate him, at least not to a level that Castro can not handle. Maybe it is the fact that this documentary shows a human being and not our common image of a communist on the quest for power.


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