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El general ()


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The glimpse into the life of Mexican President Plutarco Elias Calles.

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Directed by

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Natalia Almada

Written by

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Natalia Almada ... (writer)

Produced by

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Daniela Alatorre ... producer
Natalia Almada ... producer

Music by

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Shahzad Ismaily
Marc Ribot
John Zorn

Cinematography by

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Chuy Chávez

Film Editing by

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Natalia Almada

Editorial Department

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Savvas Paritsis ... colorist / on-line editor
Øyvind Stiauren ... film transfer supervisor
Joakim Ziegler ... film transfer supervisor

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Jorge Trelles ... production manager

Sound Department

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Alejandro de Icaza ... re-recording mixer / sound design and music editing

Music Department

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Robert Burger ... musician: piano, accordion
Alejandro de Icaza ... music editor
Shahzad Ismaily ... composer: theme music
Marc Ribot ... composer: theme music
John Zorn ... composer: theme music

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Karen Shatzkin ... legal services

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Plot Summary

Past and present collide as filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited about her great-grandfather, General Plutarco Elías Calles, a revolutionary general who became president of Mexico in 1924. Time is blurred in this visually arresting portrait of a family and country living under the shadows of the past. Written by Daniela Alatorre

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Also Known As
  • The General (World-wide, English title)
  • The General (Sweden)
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  • 83 min
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