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La fiesta del Chivo (2005)

Urania Cabral returns to Santo Domingo, after several years, and remembers her and her family's relationship to Rafael Trujillo, the Dominican dictator, as well as the events surrounding his assassination.

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Luis Llosa

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Luis Llosa (screenplay), Augusto Cabada (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomas Milian ... Rafael Leonidas Trujillo
Isabella Rossellini ... Urania
Paul Freeman ... Agustín Cabral
Juan Diego Botto ... Amadito García Guerrero
Stephanie Leonidas ... Uranita
Shawn Elliott ... Johnny Abbes
Murphy Guyer Murphy Guyer ... Turk
David Zayas ... Antonio de la Maza
Steven Bauer ... Juan José Viñas
Carlos Miranda Carlos Miranda ... Antonio Imbert Barrera
Eileen Atkins ... Aunt Adelina
Clare Cathcart Clare Cathcart ... Lucinda
Gary Piquer ... Galindez
Jordan Lage ... Gral. Pupo Román
Richard Bekins ... Manuel Alfonso
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Based on the best-selling novel by Mario Vargas Llosa, this is the story of Urania Cabral, a beautiful, kind, intelligent and independent Manhattan lawyer whom, after 30 years returns to República Dominicana to face her ghosts... and the horrifying circumstances that altered her life forever when she was a teenager and Rafael Leónidas Trujillo a.k.a El Chivo (The Goat) was the iron-handed ruler of this island paradise... after Urania faces her past, nothing in her present or future will ever be the same again. Written by Miguel Cane (Stepford@yahoo.com)

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Dominican Republic | Spain | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Feast of the Goat See more »

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Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This marks as Zachary Sklars first screenplay in fourteen years. His previous effort was JFK (1991), which also had Tomas Milian as part of the cast. See more »

Goofs

The National Police (Policia Nacional) of Dominican Republic was the color green in Trujillo's Era, however, on the film it appears yellow. The Nacional Police was not yellow until 2004-2005. See more »

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Gripping disclosure of political cruelty and moral degradation
23 April 2006 | by javi-31See all my reviews

For Dominicans who lived Trujillo's oppressive tyranny, the film, as well as the novel, depicts thoroughly the essence of the regime's cruelty and the human degradation of the period. It is a MUST for Dominicans younger generations. Aside of these historical items, I consider the film well achieved, a thriller in the best sense of the expression, well acted,mainly by supporting cast. I understand thou, that because of the nature of the theme, it could no be not well understood by audiences outside Latin America, especially by moviegoers that prefer another kind of trendy violence, sex and special effects film-making. I am sorry to disagree with voters that give this picture such a low 5 punctuation


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