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And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

 

USA 2003, 112 minutes
Dir. Bruce Beresford
Rating: [M]
Genres: Television, Drama / Film History

Topics: Period - 1910s.

 

Aroview: Zooming-in on an intriguing corner of 20th century history, this tells the unlikely (but true) story of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa's experiences making a film for Hollywood in 1914.

Collaborating with DW Griffiths protege Frank Thayer, Villa (played here convincingly by Banderas) starred in his own biopic 'The Life of General Villa', a silent film which has since disappeared. The ambiguous and fascinating story is given an enjoyable gloss by dir. Beresford in this HBO telemovie.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 1.78:1
 

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