Fidel 2002

Dear Fidel: Marita's Story

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Filmmaker Wilfried Huismann profiles Marita Lorenz, her trip to Cuba and her lifelong love for Fidel Castro.

Cast

Victor Huggo Martin
as Fidel Castro
Patricia Velasquez
as Mirta Castro
Ismael 'East' Carlo
as Eddie Chibas
Maurice Compte
as Raul Castro
Tony Plana
as Fulgencio Batista
Cecilia Suárez
as Celia Sanchez
Ernesto Godoy
as Huber Matos
Bobby Plasencia
as Faustino Perez
Honorato Magaloni
as Aged Fidel Castro
Margarita d'Francisco
as Naty Revuelta
Hector Elizondo
as Dr. Eduardo Chibas
Jose María Yazpik
as Camilo Cienfuegos
Manuel Sevilla
as Abel Santamaria
Melvin Rodriguez
as Calixto Morales
Alejandra Gollas
as Haydee Santamaria
Reynaldo Christian
as Guillermo Garcia
Guillermo Díaz
as Universo Sanchez
Ken Jenkins
as Herbert Matthews
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Critic Reviews for Fidel

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (8)

  • Throughout this, audience is treated to a pretty comprehensive history lesson.

    November 7, 2018 | Full Review…

    Steven Oxman

    Variety
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  • Purely propaganda, a work of unabashed hero worship, it is nonetheless -- and likely inadvertently -- a timely and invaluable implicit reminder of the role that U.S. foreign policy has played in the rise of Castro.

    March 6, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Makes an aborbing if arguable case for the man's greatness.

    January 31, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Has the kitsch appeal of a farm implement on a restaurant wall, or an Andy Warhol Mao poster: Interesting, but not for its original purpose.

    January 31, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Audiences will find no mention of political prisoners or persecutions that might paint the Castro regime in less than saintly tones.

    January 3, 2003 | Rating: 2/4
  • Although Estela Bravo's documentary is cloyingly hagiographic in its portrait of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, it's still a guilty pleasure to watch.

    December 6, 2002

Audience Reviews for Fidel

  • Aug 19, 2012
    This film does a good job of explaining Castro both in the 1950s before, and during, the revolution. The best part is showing Castro's narcissism, and ego. Any attack on the revolution is a personal attack on him, and vice versa. This is definitely an anti-Castro film by the end. United States biased view, I am sure. Still, a very interesting, and well done effort. Any film that sparks my interests, and prompts me to research for more information, is a good deed in my book.
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