Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The life of the great Venezuelan liberator Simon Bolivar is given class-A treatment in this international produced historical epic. The film is set between 1817 and 1823, a time when Venezuelan rebels were waging a war of independence against the Spanish colonial government. Bolivar works tirelessly to unite the separate racial and religious Venezuelan factions to form a strong united front against the Spanish. But his personal vision goes beyond his homeland: Bolivar hopes to eventually liberate all of the Americas from the Spanish yoke. Francisco Rabal stars as Bolivar, while other roles are filled by the likes of Maximillian Schell and Rosanna Schiaffano.
politician, leader, life