SLFF - Cinco de Mayo: The Battle
Cinco de Mayo: The Battle
dir. Rafa Lara
(Mexico, 117 min., 2013, Spanish w/ English subtitles)
Drama | War | History
Cast: Christian Vazquez, Liz Gallardo, Willian Miller, Kuno Becker, Mario Zaragoza, Javier Olivan, Angélica Aragón, Javier Diaz Dueñas, Daniel Martinez.
An epic and emotional history of the events leading up to the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, when the small, poorly equipped Mexican army stunned its French occupiers with a decisive victory. Immortalized for the past 150 years in Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Rafa Lara's war film brings to life the dramas of the politicians, the generals, and the soldiers on the ground, as well as their wives waiting back at home. Utilizing hundreds of extras, this is a grand, classical war film rarely seen from Latin America. Cinco de Mayo: The Battle excels both at the intimate and the legendary, with fiercely charged imagery.
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