Emiliano Zapata (1987)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 139 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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This overlong biopic isn't as dramatically intense as Hollywood's Viva Zapata, but it's closer to the truth. Antonio Aguilar stars as Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who successfully topples the old, corrupt Diaz regime in the early part of the 20th century. A man of high principles, Zapata makes a lot of dangerous enemies in his rise to the top. This fact, coupled with his own unfortunate excesses once he's been placed in authority, leads to his abrupt downfall. According to our information, English-language prints of Emiliano Zapata aren't easy to come by, but anyone with a working knowledge of Mexican history will be able to follow the continuity.

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revolution, courage, hope, Mexican-Revolution, Mexico, sacrifice