Fidel 2002
In 1959, Cuban dictator Batista lost his grip on power and fled to the Dominican Republic after a rebel movement led by Fidel Castro ousted his regime. Castro's new government seemed precarious at times in its early years, but despite expectations to the contrary, has remained in power for over 40 years. During that time, we have seen a U.S. trade embargo, the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the Cuban Missile Crisis, various assassination attempts, the demise of the Soviet Communist regime, and the presence of no less than ten different U.S. Presidents in office; yet Castro carries on.

This riveting, hard-edged and intensely emotional drama traces the rise of one of history's most intriguing and controversial figures - from a guerilla outpost to the presidential palace. Featuring a stellar cast and tightly woven script, FIDEL goes behind the politics to offer up a rare personal portrait of a man driven relentlessly by his convictions, his pride and his passions. Ultimately, as portrayed by Victor Huggo Martin, the legendary Fidel Castro proves very human, torn by his love for two women and despairing that the idealism, charisma and will power that inspired a revolution could not build the free and prosperous nation he had envisioned.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 03:25:16 | 6.94 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Biography, Drama

Director: David Attwood
Cast: Victor Huggo Martin, Gael Garcia Bernal, Patricia Velasquez, Cecilia Suarez, Maurice Compte, Margarita Rosa de Francisco
Country: USA

• Cast Biographies
• John F. Kennedy's Speech on the Cuban Missile Crisis

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