Latino (film)

Latino is a 1985 American war film directed by Haskell Wexler. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Latino
Latino (film) poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byHaskell Wexler
Written byHaskell Wexler
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyNewton Thomas Sigel
Edited byRobert Dalva
Music byDiane Louie
Production
companies
  • Lucasfilm
  • Las Flores Company
  • Neruda Corporation
Distributed byCinecom Pictures
Release dates
  • May 14, 1985 (1985-05-14) (Cannes)
  • October 1985 (1985-10) (Chicago)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesEnglish
Spanish

PlotEdit

Set in the context of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and their battle with the U.S.-backed Contra rebels in 1979, Mexican-American Vietnam vet Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) was sent to help U.S. Special Forces train Contra rebels. Eddie falls for a local girl, Marlena (Annette Charles). However, when her father is killed by the Contras, things change.

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Latino". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved June 30, 2009.

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