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1952 | B/N | 108:00

Emiliano Zapata, a young peasant from the state of Morelos, leads the revolt against Porfirio Díaz’s landowners, organizing the opposition movement with the help of his brother Eufemio and his old friend Pablo. Fernando Aguirre, an anarchist who has declared his support for Francisco I. Madero, another of the president’s enemies, tries to unite the two leaders.


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Direction: Kazan; Elia
Script: basado en la novela Zapata the Unconquerable, de Edgecumb Pinchon, Steinbeck; John
Production: F. Zanuck; Darryl
Photography: MacDonald; Joseph
Sound: Heman Sr.; Roger, Flick; W.D.
Music: North; Alex
Cast:Moss; Arnold, Reed; Alan Margo, Gordon; Harold, Gilbert; Lou, Brando; Marlon, Peters; Jean, Quinn; Anthony, Wiseman; Joseph
Art direction: Fulle; Lelandr, Wheeler; Lyle
Participation year at FICM: 2017

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Viva Zapata!

Emiliano Zapata, a young peasant from Morelos state, leads the revolt against Porfirio Díaz’ landowners. With the help of his brother Eufemio and his old friend Pablo, they organize the opposition movement. Fernando Aguirre, an anarchist who has declared his support for Francisco I. Madero, another of the president’s enemies, tries to unite the two leaders. The film is a sharp critique of the limits and corrosive potential of power, and is considered one of the most evocative films about the Mexican Revolution.

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