The story of five Cuban political prisoners who had been imprisoned by the United States since the late 1990s on charges of espionage and murder.

Director:

Olivier Assayas

Writers:

Olivier Assayas, Fernando Morais (inspired by the book 'The Last Soldiers of the Cold War')
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Credited cast:
Penélope Cruz ... Olga Salanueva
Edgar Ramírez ... Rene Gonzalez
Gael García Bernal ... Gerardo Hernandez
Ana de Armas ... Ana Magarita Martinez
Wagner Moura ... Juan Pablo Roque
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Jose Basulto
Nolan Guerra Nolan Guerra ... Cruz León (as Nolan Guerra Fernandez)
Osdeymi Pastrana Osdeymi Pastrana ... Irma Gonzalez (as Osdeymi Pastrana Miranda)
Tony Plana ... Luis Posada Carriles
Julian Flynn ... 'El Tigre Viamonte' (PUND's pilot)
Anel Perdomo Anel Perdomo ... Viramontez's Wife
Amada Morado Amada Morado ... Tete
Leandro Cáceres Leandro Cáceres ... Ponzón (as Leandro Caceres)
Harlys Becerra ... CANF Activist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joyce Biersteker Joyce Biersteker ... Miami Reporter
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Storyline

Havana, early 90's. René González, a Cuban pilot, steals a plane and flees Cuba, leaving behind his beloved wife and daughter. He starts a new life in Miami. Other Cuban defectors soon follow and start a spy network. Their mission is to infiltrate violent anti-Castro organizations responsible for terror attacks on the island. Written by AnonymusB

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Traitors or Heroes?

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

Second collaboration between Ana de Armas and Wagner Moura, the first being Sergio (2020). See more »

Goofs

When bomber guy enters Hotel Triton, there is a sign at revolving door says place is Hotel Riviera. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonno tremendo
Written by Mario Capuano (as M. Capuano), Giosy Capuano (as G. Capuano) and Danilo Alberto Ciotti
Performed by Rocky Roberts
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Mostly one side of the story, the Cuban
22 June 2020 | by miancuSee all my reviews

The movie is rather skewed towards making the Cuban spies look like the good guys, even if this message is not clearly articulated by anyone. How can you conclude otherwise when all the Cuban spies are portrayed like just the next door neighbor, doing what the regular next door neighbor would do, very nice people otherwise, going to church, with no express sentiments whatsoever for or against the US. Critically, there was absolutely no perspective in the movie from the US side. It's like "we are here to spank a few bad boys from our neighborhood, no big deal". When in reality the anti-Castro revolutionaries were more that just tolerated in the US, so when these spies went against them you would expect that they implicitly went against some hidden US policy goals. None of this state against state struggle was apparent in the movie. in a very short segment the movie portrayed official relations more as cordial, even if distrustful. While the movie was not so bad, the skewness was too far off.


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Release Date:

19 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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$1,569,970
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