List of Dominican Republic films

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A list of films produced in, set in, or related to the Dominican Republic, in chronological order.

1920s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1923
Leyenda de Nuestra Señora de Altagracia, La[1] Francisco Arturo Palau
1924
Emboscadas de Cupido, La[1] Francisco Arturo Palau Documentary
República Dominicana, La[1] Francisco Arturo Palau Documentary

1930s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1930

1940s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1940

1950s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1951
Excursión de José de Diego en Santo Domingo Rafael Colorado

1960s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1961
Gesta Libertadora del 30 de Mayo, La Hugo Mateo Documentary
1963
Silla, La[1] Franklin Domínguez Camilo Carrau Documentary

1970s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1973
Serpiente de la luna de los piratas, La Jean-Louis Jorge Sylvia Morales, Sahdji and Jean-Phillippe Carso ewn Drama Jean-Louis Jorge film won an award at a film festival in Toulon, France.[1]
1974
Godfather: Part II, The Francis Ford Coppola Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Robert Duvall Crime Drama Scenes from Cuba were filmed in the Dominican Republic.[2]
1975
Clan de los Inmorales, El José Gutiérrez Maesso Helmut Berger, Sydne Rome, and Kevin McCarthy Drama
Pantaleón y las visitadoras José María Gutiérrez Santos and Mario Vargas Llosa José Sacristán, Rafaela Aparicio, and Rosa Carmina
1977
Sorcerer William Friedkin Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer and Francisco Rabal Thriller The movie was filmed in the Dominican Republic at the request of Charles Bluhdorn, whose Gulf+Western conglomerate owned Paramount.
1979
Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Robert Duvall War Drama Several scenes from the movie were filmed in the Dominican Republic.[3][4]

1980s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1983
Guaguasi Jorge Ulla Orestes Matacena, Marilyn Pupo, and Raimundo Hidalgo-Gato War Drama About a love story during the Cuban revolution.
1985
Tras las huellas de Palau René Fortunato Francisco Arturo Palau Documentary/Short The history of the first Dominican filmmaker Francisco Palau, (1879–1937).
1988
Abril: La trinchera del honor René Fortunato Documentary Historical documentary of the Dominican revolt in Santo Domingo against occupying North American forces. Winner of the best Caribbean documentary in the 1990 San Juan Film Festival.[5]
Pasaje de Ida, Un Agliberto Meléndez Carlos Alfredo, Ángel Muñiz and Ángel Haché Drama The film was submitted to the 61st Academy Awards.
1989
Cat Chaser Abel Ferrara Peter Weller and Kelly McGillis Drama A former American paratrooper and veteran of the Dominican Republic intervention, searches for a Dominican woman named Luci Palma who saved his life in 1965 (and gave him the nickname "Cat Chaser"). He begins a relationship with Mary DeBoya, the wealthy, unhappy wife of a former Dominican general who continues to use sadistic methods to get what he wants. The film was also shot in the Dominican Republic.

1990s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1990
Caribe René Fortunato
1991
Trujillo: El Poder del Jefe René Fortunato René Alfonso Documentary
1993
Fuga o Muerte José (Pinky) Pintor
1994
Trujillo: El Poder del Jefe II René Fortunato René Alfonso Documentary
1995
Nueba Yol: ¡Por Fin Llegó Balbuena! Ángel Muñiz Luisito Marti, Caridad Ravelo and Raúl Carbonell Comedy
1996
Azúcar amarga Leon Ichaso
Cuatro Hombres y Un Ataúd Pericles Mejía Cuquín Victoria, Géraldine Danon and Rafael Villalona Comedy
Para Vivir o Morir Pepe Romay and Radel Villalona Miguel Bucarelly, María Castillo and Giovanny Cruz Drama
Trujillo: El Poder del Jefe III René Fortunato René Alfonso Documentary
1997
Buscando Un Sueño Joseph Medina Victor Checo, Rafael Decen, Lauren Vélez, and Kamar De Los Reyes Drama
Nueba Yol 3: Bajo la Nueva Ley Ángel Muñiz Luisito Marti, Raúl Carbonell, Graciela Mas, Jorge Pupo Comedy
1998
Balaguer: La Herencia del Tirano René Fortunato Documentary

2000s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2001
In the Time of the Butterflies Mariano Barroso Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Marc Anthony, and Edward James Olmos Drama Inspired by a true story, In Time of the Butterflies, tells the struggle of the Mirabal sisters, who were a part of an underground plot to overthrow Rafael Leónidas Trujillo.[6]
Piñero Leon Ichaso Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito and Talisa Soto Drama
2002
Washington Heights Alfredo De Villa Tomas Milian, Manny Pérez, and Danny Hoch Drama Winner of several awards including the Feature Film Award at the Austin Film Festival.[7]
2003
Círculo Vicioso, El Nelson Peña Rafael Decena, Felix Solis and Mickey Albuquerque
Dreaming of Julia Juan Gerard Harvey Keitel, Gael García Bernal, Iben Hjejle and Diana Bracho Drama A film about the Cuban Revolution centered around Che Guevara. The movie is filmed in the Dominican Republic.
Éxito Por Intercambio Miguel Vásquez Rafael Alduey, Anthony Alvarez and Georgina Duluc Drama
Galindez File, The Gerardo Herrero Saffron Burrows, Harvey Keitel, Eduard Fernández, Reynaldo Miravalles, Guillermo Toledo, Robert Tinkler, Chete Lera, Gerard Barray, Ben Temple and Txema Blasco Political Drama This film portrays the story of Jesús de Galíndez a known critic of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, that mysteriously disappeared in 1956.
Luis Vargas: Santo Domingo Blues Alex Wolfe Luis Vargas Documentary This documentary traces the roots of Bachata, and the trajectory of both bachata's and Luis Vargas's rise to fame.
Pasaporte Rojo Albert Xavier José Alvarez, Sharon Angela, and Leila Arias Drama
Perico Ripiao Ángel Muñiz Raymond Pozo, Manolo Ozuna and Phillip Rodríguez Comedy
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl[8][9] Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom Action/Adventure
2004
Cárcel de La Victoria: El Cuarto Hombre, La José Enrique Pintor Miguel Bucarelly, Ramsés Cairo and Fausto Cepeda Drama
Different Man, A Albert Xavier Amarfis, Michelle Méndez and Kelvin Vargas Comedy
Negocios Son Negocios Jorge De Bernardi Irving Alberti, Nuryn Sanlley and Karina Larrauri Comedy
Quarter to Ten Albert Xavier Mariluz Acosta, David Matos and Frank Perozo Drama
Ruta, La David Cavada Oruña Pablo Ferrer, Henry Mercedes and Johnie Mercedes Short
Soy: Johnny Ventura Guillermo Cordero Johnny Ventura Music
2005
Andrea: The Revenge of the Spirit Rogert Bencosme Frankeli Bencosme, Priamo A. Bencosmo and Anny Ferreiras Horror
Delivery, El[10] Juan Castillo Chayanne Rodriguez, Marilyn Beck and Francesca Alvarez Drama/Short HBO aired this short 134 times.
Feast of the Goat, The Luis Llosa Tomas Milian, Isabella Rossellini and Paul Freeman Drama
Locos también piensan, Los Humberto Castellanos Luisito Marti, Celines Toribio, and Felipe Polanco Action
Maldición del Padre Cardona, La Félix Germán Anthony Alvarez, Pedro Abreu and Lidia Ariza Romance
Princesas Fernando Leon de Aranoa Candela Peña, Mariana Cordero, Micaela Nevárez, Llum Barrera, Violeta Pérez, Mònica Van Campen, Flora Álvarez, María Ballesteros, Alejandra Llorente, Luis Callejo Drama A drama about the sex trade in Spain involving a Dominican prostitute.
Secreto de Neguri, El Luis Arambilet, Pedro Guzman and Esteban Martin Luis Arambilet, Patricia Ascuasiati and Esperanza De Alvarez Drama
Secuestro Juan Castillo Orestes Amador, Leidi Luna and Elvis Nolasco Short New York University graduate film program awards: writing, producing, editing, acting and directing.
Universidad de Santo Domingo, Primada de América Angel Ruiz Bazan Documentary
Where There Is No Water Jonathan Muller Documentary
2006
Good Shepherd, The Robert De Niro Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, William Hurt, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, Timothy Hutton, and Joe Pesci Drama/Thriller A spy film about the United States and Cuba, several scenes were shot in the Dominican Republic.
Luciérnagas, Las Gabriel Stagnaro
Macho de Mujer, Un Alfonso Rodríguez Roberto Angel Salcedo, Anabell Alberto and Tania Báez Comedy
Miami Vice Michael Mann Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx and Gong Li Drama Miami Vice is a 2006 American crime drama film about two Miami police detectives, Crockett and Tubbs, who go undercover to fight drug trafficking operations. The film is an adaptation of the 1980s TV series of the same name, written, produced, and directed by Michael Mann. The film was shot on location in the Dominican Republic.[11]
Patricia y El Regreso del Sueño René Fortunato Juan Maria Almonte, Augusto Feria and Miguel Pérez Santana Drama
Sofa, El Nathalie Pérez Amauta Di Marco, Lorraine Ferrand and Esar Simo Short
Tragedia llenas: Un código 666, La Elias Acosta Orestes Amador, Yorlla Lina Castillo and Josue Guerrero Drama
Vals Luis Arambilet Musical Official Selection Rainier International Film Festival (RIFF) 2007.
Suerte, La Luis Arambilet Drama Official Selection and Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the San Fernando Valley International Film Festival(VIFFI) 2007.
Viajeros Carlos Bidó Sonia Alfonso, Carlos Alfredo and Fifi Almonte Drama
2007
Angel of Death 2 Andreas Bethmann Erich Amerkamp, Christian Bau and Heiko Bender Horror
Chocolate Country Robin Blotnick Documentary Poor cacao farmers seek organic certification so they can more profitably market their product directly to the United States and in so doing improve their standard of living. Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Love Wrecked Randal Kleiser Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Bennett and Jamie-Lynn Sigler Romantic Comedy It is a romantic comedy about a girl getting stranded with a rock idol on a beach in the Dominican Republic.
Mi Novia Está De Madre Archie Lopez Roberto Angel Salcedo, Patricia Manterola and Cuquín Victoria Comedy
Sanky Panky José Enrique Pintor Fausto Mata, Zdenka Kalina and Tony Pascual Comedy The film was shown at the 24th Chicago Latino Film Festival in 2008.[12]
Yuniol Alfonso Rodríguez Shalim Ortiz, Frank Perozo and Hemky Madera Drama
2008
Al Fin y Al Cabo Alfonso Rodríguez Marcos Bonetti, Miguel Céspedes and Francisco Cruz
Brigada Explosiva: Misión Pirata Rodolfo Ledo Mystery
Caballero de la Media Noche, El[13] Jimmy Sierra Georges Frederick Ambroise, Odalis Bergés and Luís De Los Santos Mystery
Enigma Robert Cornelio Fifi Almonte, Iliá Aponte and Nashla Bogaert Horror
Excexos José María Cabral César León López, Laura García and Henry Hidalgo Drama
Ladrones a Domicilio[14] Ángel Muñiz Rafael Alduey, Juan Maria Almonte and Miguel Bucarelly Adventure
Playball Alfonso Rodríguez Luis Jose Lopez, Marlene Favela and Hemky Madera Sports Drama A story of Dominican baseball players trying to make it to the Major Leagues.[15]
Road to the Big Leagues Jared Goodman David Ortiz, Vladimir Guerrero, and Jesús Alou Documentary This film follows children from the Dominican Republic who rely on baseball as a way out of poverty. The film has been recognized at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and the New York Latino International Film Festival.
Santi Clo José Enrique Pintor Aquiles Correa, Manolo Ozuna and Elisa Abreu Comedy
Sugar Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Algenis Pérez Soto, Rayniel Rufino and Andre Holland Sports Drama The story of a young pitcher from the Dominican Republic and his journey through the farm system before making it to the Major Leagues.[16]
2009
Cristiano de la Secreta Archie López Raymond Pozo, Nashla Bogaert and Luis José Germán Comedy
Bandoleros, Los Vin Diesel Vin Diesel, Sung Kang, Michelle Rodriguez, F. Valentino Morales, and Celines Toribio Action/Short This 20 minute film, directed by Vin Diesel, was filmed entirely in the Dominican Republic and served as a prequel to Fast & Furious.[17]
Extraordinary Women Yildalina Tatem Brache Gladys Gutiérrez, Josefina Padilla, Sina Cabral, Dedé Mirabal, Mary Marranzini, Ivelisse Prats and Rosaflor Tatem Documentary A historical documentary of several key Women figures from the Dominican Republic.[18][19]
Fast & Furious Justin Lin Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, and Laz Alonso Action The film is set in the Dominican Republic and the two protagonists, played by Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, are living in the Dominican Republic. The film is the fourth installment in The Fast and Furious film series. Its plot involves hijacking fuel tankers in the Dominican Republic.
Soga, La Josh Crook Manny Pérez, Denise Quiñones and Juan Fernández Crime About a cop who works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.[20]

2010s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2010
Hija Natural, La[21] Leticia Tonos Frank Perozo, Kalent Zaiz and Héctor Sierra Drama
Trópico de Sangre Juan Delancer Michelle Rodriguez, Juan Fernández and Sergio Carlo Historical Drama
Cristo Rey Leticia Tonos

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Godfather Part 2 film locations". movie-locations.com. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Apocalypse Now". .filminglocationsdetectives.com. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Filming locations for Apocalypse Now". IMDb. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "FILM: Abril: La Trinchera del Honor (René Fortunato - 1988, Dominican Republic)". Brown University, The Watson Institute. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "In the Time of the Butterflies: feisty but it doesn't really fly". London: Guardian News and Media Limited 2010. 18 March 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Washington Heights (2002)". New York Times. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Filming locations for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl". IMDb. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Movies Shot in the Caribbean". caribbeanedge.com. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "El Delivery | Reel New York Film Festival". thirteen.org. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Fleeing the Scene". Slate (www.slate.com). 2006-07-13. 
  12. ^ "Sanky Panky". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "Estreno de "El Caballero de la medianoche" en imágenes". CineDominicano.net. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  14. ^ "Ladrones a Domicilio". Estudio Quita Sueno. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "News". Dominican Republic Global Film Festival. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  16. ^ Scott, A. O. (3 April 2009). "Diamond in the Rough". New York Times. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  17. ^ "Vin Diesel "adores" Dominicans, presents ‘Los Bandoleros’". dominicantoday.com. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  18. ^ "Repeating Islands". Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  19. ^ "Documental "Mujeres extraordinarias" es presentado en TN". Hoy. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  20. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (12 August 2010). "Movie Review La Soga A Raw Look at Corruption in the Dominican Republic". New York Times. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  21. ^ "Caribbean movie being filmed in the Dominican Republic". prdailysun.com. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 

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