Red Bells (also known as Mexico in Flames, Insurgent Mexico and Red Bells Part I – Mexico on Fire) is a 1982 adventure-drama film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk. It was coproduced by Soviet Union (where it was released as Krasnye kolokola, film pervyy – Meksika v ogne), Italy (where is known as Messico in fiamme) and Mexico (where its title is Campanas rojas). It is the first of a two-part film centered on the life and career of John Reed, the revolutionary communist journalist that had already inspired Warren Beatty's Reds.[1] This chapter focuses on Reed's reportage about 1915 Mexican revolution.[2] It was followed by Red Bells II.

Red Bells
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Directed bySergei Bondarchuk
Written bySergei Bondarchuk
Valentin Yezhov
Ricardo Garibay
Carlos Ortiz Tejeda
StarringFranco Nero
Music byJorge Eras
CinematographyVadim Yusov
Edited byMario Morra
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
CountrySoviet Union


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  1. ^ Variety's Film Reviews: 1981–1982. Bowker, 1983. p. 34.
  2. ^ Dale Pollock (January 22, 1982). "Soviets Counter Reds With Reed Films". The Bulletin. Retrieved 2 August 2012.

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