Director Oliver Stone
Cast Fidel Castro, Oliver Stone
Length 99 min + 60 min extra
Distributor Manga Films
1.33:1 , 4:3
Languages Dolby Digital 5.1: English + Spanish (mix)
Subtitles English, Spanish, Catalan
Comandante is a political documentary film by American director Oliver Stone. In the film, Stone interviews Cuban leader Fidel Castro on a diverse range of topics. Stone and his film crew visited Castro in Cuba for three days in 2002, and the film was released in 2003, having its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival early that year. This film was not released to theatres in the US due to pressure from anti-Castro Cuban Americans.
Comandante was followed in 2004 by another documentary, entitled Looking for Fidel, which includes interviews of Castro in the wake of 2003 crackdown on political dissidents in Cuba, as well as interviews of some of the dissidents and Cuban human rights advocates.