Latino (film)

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Latino
Latino (film) poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byHaskell Wexler
Produced by
Written byHaskell Wexler
Starring
Music byDiane Louie
CinematographyNewton Thomas Sigel
Edited byRobert Dalva
Production
company
  • Lucasfilm
  • Las Flores Company
  • Neruda Corporation
Distributed byCinecom Pictures
Release date
  • May 1985 (1985-05)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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]

Plot[edit]

Set in the context of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and their battle with the U.S. backed Contra rebels. Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) is a Mexican-American Vietnam vet 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.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

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

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