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The Liberator (2013)

Libertador (original title)
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Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered -- it liberated.

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Alberto Arvelo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Edgar Ramírez ... Simon Bolivar (as Édgar Ramírez)
Erich Wildpret ... Antonio Jose de Sucre
María Valverde ... Maria Teresa Bolivar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juana Acosta ... Manuela Sáenz
Mercedes Arbizu Mercedes Arbizu ... Paris Market Vendor
Imanol Arias ... Juan Domingo de Monteverde
Leandro Arvelo Leandro Arvelo ... Fernando
Marta Benvenuty Marta Benvenuty ... Voice Over (as Marta García de Polavieja)
Jon Bermúdez Jon Bermúdez ... Spanish officer
Dacio Caballero ... Soldado irlandes
Ángel Caballero Ángel Caballero ... Spanish Soldier
Cameron Carlos Cameron Carlos ... Juan
Francisco Denis ... Simón Rodriguez
Alejandro Furth ... Urdaneta
Marcelo Galván Marcelo Galván ... Extra
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Storyline

Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered -- it liberated.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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What kind of man would defy an Empire?


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Venezuela | Spain

Language:

Spanish | English | French

Release Date:

24 July 2014 (Venezuela) See more »

Also Known As:

The Liberator See more »

Filming Locations:

Acarigua, Venezuela See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,992, 5 October 2014

Gross USA:

$113,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,082,098
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the movie, it appears that Simon Bolivar is assassinated however the official story is that he died of tuberculosis lying on his bed in Santa Marta, Colombia. See more »

Quotes

Simón Rodriguez: I feel sorry for you, Simon. You're so poor that the only thing you have is money.
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Average propaganda popcorn movie
9 March 2015 | by imdb-487-881561See all my reviews

It's fine. Watch it, particularly if you feel like being told a complex story in childish terms. It will tell you how awesome some people are and how evil others are. But it's nonsense, of course. It's just entertainment.

The movie itself is not at fault in any unique way. It's always been fashionable to produce scripts that use history in order to create a fantasy world. Marketing strategies determine the perspective to adopt and if historical fact gets in the way few will notice.

Still, it provides a point of view, a simplistic one but a contribution nonetheless. If you use it to motive you to dig deeper, power to you. If you don't, well, you will at least be moderately entertained.

Godspeed.


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