About the film
Zapata : The dream of a hero
Release Date: March 20, 2004
|Slogan||:||«Zapata: The dream of a hero»|
|Production Companies||:||Rita Rusic Co., Latin Arts LLC, Comala Films|
|Producers||:||Carla Hool, Alfonso Arau, Pliny Porter, Jorge Valdés García|
This fictionalized portrayal of Emiliano Zapata as an Indigenous Mexican shaman, directed by Alfonso Arau, was reportedly the most expensive Mexican movie ever produced, with a massive ad campaign, and the largest ever opening in the nation's history. Unusual in the Mexican film industry, Zapata was financed independently.