And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself (2003)

At the same time a footnote in history and cinema, Pancho Villa once dominated the headlines in the United States as he waged war on United States interest (those of William Randolph Hearst in particular) and on the Mexican despotic regime.

This HBO production focuses on the relationship Villa had with a film producer whom he hired to tell his story and to document the civil war battles he was waging. The films went on to heavily influence popular opinion in the U.S. even though they were heavily edited and the story was modified.

The film's success stands on the great acting (especially Antonio Banderas) and from what I can tell, a faithful retelling of formidable events with colourful characters. No one is perfect and while they are shaken by the painful subject matter, life does continue.

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