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
Eliú Armas Eliú Armas ... Slave
Leandro Arvelo Leandro Arvelo ... Fernando
Marta Benvenuty Marta Benvenuty ... Voice Over (as Marta García de Polavieja)
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
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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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What kind of man would defy an Empire?


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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 »

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Simon Bolivar: Caracas is the people. Caracas isn't the houses.
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Beautiful scenery, important story, badly presented by lousy directing
12 September 2019 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

There are so many extraneous and disruptive non-essential scenes, the important story of the history of The Liberator, Simon Bolivar, and those of us who would like to know that story, are badly short-changed.

Yes, it is a very big-budget film, with apparently thousands of extras amid the mountainous grandeur of South America, but so much is shown almost as a collage or montage, it never holds together as a narrative.

Good actors are wasted when a director is as apparently narcissistic as this one seems to be. Tell The Story! But, no, he wants to impress us with his directing. And fails.

Too much camera work is obviously shakily hand-held and wobbly, and probably "The Liberator" or "Libertador" could have been saved by better editing, but my guess is the director bossed that.

Other than the acting and the score by Dudamel, oh, and the scenery, and I suppose the scope, for viewers who might care about that, there is not a lot to recommend here.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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