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Cassandro, the Exotico!

Cassandro, the Exotico! is a movie starring Cassandro. After 26 years of spinning dives and flying uppercuts in the ring, Cassandro, the star of the gender-bending cross-dressing Mexican wrestlers known as the Exoticos, is far from...

Other Titles
Cassandro, The Exotico!
Running Time
1 hours 13 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Marie Losier
Writer
Antoine Barraud, Marie Losier
Actors
Cassandro
Country
France
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

After 26 years of spinning dives and flying uppercuts in the ring, Cassandro, the star of the gender-bending cross-dressing Mexican wrestlers known as the Exoticos, is far from retiring. But with dozens of broken bones and metal pins in his body, he must now reinvent himself.

Comments about documentary «Cassandro, the Exotico!» (25)

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Lori

While the film is still interesting, I would rather recommend you watch and study the story of Mira Nair's music. This is a great piece of cinema that should not be overlooked. It's a beautiful story of two individuals, each carrying the music of India, as Nair himself does. Nair is a composer from the Sanatan Dharma, who was selected to create the music for the new feature film, an adaptation of Nair's earlier music. His work is wonderful, and is portrayed in a way that is profound and poetic. The film is both inspiring and powerful, which is a rare feat for a film. The film has a great, deep, and profound story that really brings you to a place of beauty. The film does not get preachy or over-dramatic. The acting is great, and the film is a feast for the eyes. I recommend this film to anyone who enjoys films with a deeper purpose. Highly recommended!

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Jeffrey Palmer

The story of the Brazilian novel is interesting, and the documentary film about it is great, as is this one. The book is about the writer, Victor Abril, and his relationship with his mother. It's about the real development of his life and the ways in which he managed to make himself rich and famous, but also enduring poverty. Victor Abril is extremely wealthy, and he is living the rest of his life in a well-appointed, sophisticated home in Rio de Janeiro, surrounded by beautiful women and servants. The old man is always at the ready with some flowers, and he makes sure that his mother stays at home, at least until the wedding, when the new arrival makes her debut. But a secret washes over Victor Abril. The man of wealth comes to live in his mother's house. It is the time when he wants to become a writer, but he still wants to keep his mother alive. The result of the secret is that the writer writes for his mother, and also for his friends. He has fun with his friends, he plays the piano, and he has a vision of the future in his head. What happens next is the history of the whole family, which becomes extremely rich, and in the end a life of poverty. In the end, it is Victor Abril's mother who comes to the home, and Victor Abril learns the way of writing, and he also learns how to write love letters. What is good about this documentary is that the director didn't put in any actors, so you can follow the whole story without having to read the novel. There are no static shots, and the director never tries to tell the story from the point of view of the actors. He lets them speak for themselves. And he doesn't say what is going to happen. He just lets the actors tell the story, and that's all that's really needed. If you like documentaries, this one is a good one, and if you like books, you will enjoy this one. I rated this film 8/10, and that's very high.

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Bryan A.

A bit slow, but an interesting documentary. It's not only about Mescalin, it's also about the best selling alcoholic drink in the world. In the course of the documentary you see how it's being made in New York. What you see is a lot more than just the very small screen of the side of a building. You also see how the drink is being made. We learn about the industrialization of that city. You also see the research on the taste and properties of the drink. As well as how different countries produce it, and how it's produced. The producer here has a brilliant eye for details, and a very sensitive and intelligent ear. It's a fascinating documentary and a must-see. I also liked the interview with the lead producers of the drink, and I learned that the drink is very close to alcohol in taste, which I'm very familiar with, but for some people is a very unpleasant and unpleasant experience. Mescalin is definitely not an intoxicating drink, but it can be very addictive, especially if you drink it for a long time. It's actually like wine in the sense that it takes a long time to drink a good bottle of it. You don't feel the burn from the alcohol, it's just in your system and there's nothing you can do about it. The film also includes interviews with the producers, people who are making and drinking Mescalin, as well as people who are in favor of the drink. You'll probably see some interesting things when you watch this film. It's definitely worth watching.

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Madison Salazar

Caught this while flipping channels on the TV in my spare time, and to be honest, the name of the guy behind the camera was funny to me. The guy just kinda sat there, and never once commented on anything. Even when he was drinking, which I really appreciated. This is the story of a couple that lives in Venice, Italy. Each day, the husband would tell a story, and I got to listen to it. It's not easy to get caught up in it. The two stories were about one hour and 30 minutes long, and if you don't like those stories, you won't like this one either. The story about the gay couple is funny, because you see how they do their daily life, like playing pool, or whatever. I really enjoyed this story, because it is honest. Sometimes, I feel like it's just a bunch of guys talking, and there's not much to say. But, the story about the couple of Italian friends, is great. They're such real people, and it's nice to see how they live their life. The camera is always on them, so you can't take a breath. I think this is a great documentary, because it can give you something that you never thought of before. I really recommend this movie.

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Roger

Carlos Cardon is a very passionate and charismatic man. I first learned of Carlos when he was interviewed on National Public Radio's Today's Talk about his experiences of Vietnam. In the interview he explains his reasons for fighting for the allies. He claims that as a young man he joined the Viet Cong and in his early years of serving as a soldier he was really badly wounded and was constantly on painkillers. His experience in the war changed him and he was completely transformed and now he wants to tell the story of his life and his life in Vietnam. In fact he was never a soldier, he was never in combat. As an older man he was deeply involved in the communist revolution in South America and came out of the conflict unscathed. He was never an official communist. He was a soldier in the same tradition as many of his fellow soldiers. The story of his life and the other stories tell of his early experiences of Vietnam and his experience of the American wars in the 1950's and 1960's. I am not an academic and it was an excellent documentary. However, I think Carlos Cardon should have a higher profile in the world. This man has done so much for the Vietnamese and his struggle and the fact that he has the courage and perseverance to be true to himself is a testament to his own courage. But I think he should be recognized more. He is a hero, but he needs to be seen more in the media and in his own country and his own country needs to be recognized more. The U.S. government is more important than the people of Vietnam, that is a fact, but the American people should be heard more and the world needs to hear more about the war in Vietnam and the millions of Vietnamese who died in this conflict. Carlos Cardon does a great job of telling the story of the war and what it was really like.

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Joe D.

This is an extremely useful and entertaining film, which shows in a visual manner how the conflict within Brazil, from 1970 to 1990, really reached a breaking point. It is the story of the clash between the rich and poor in Rio, during the dictatorship. The film shows that the rich did not only have the money to support the state, but they also had the power and the opportunity to impose their will. One of the most striking things about this film is the actual streets in Rio. During the dictatorship, there were areas where everyone had access to a good public transport, and it is really obvious how much more the average person enjoyed life in Rio. The films the propaganda material in the streets, and the "welcome" of the rich, was very powerful. I strongly recommend this film, for both its use in public discourse and for its historical accuracy.

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Douglas

Watching "Federico Fellini's Exotico" is like watching a symphony. The narration and acting are at the same time beautiful and sublime, and the music is absolutely magnificent. The movie tells the story of Federico Fellini's life. We follow his many transformations from poor and desperate playwright to great cinema. One of the greatest things about this film is that it tells his life from his childhood to his final days. For me, this is the most interesting part of the film. We see the changes that Fellini undergoes from his childhood, to his early days as a playwright, to his time as a member of the Italian Theatre. It is also fascinating to see the relationship between Fellini and the people around him. It is also very interesting to see the film get attention. In fact, Fellini's life is very interesting. We see the transformation of a very talented and ambitious young man into a playwright and then into a director. Fellini is very smart and knows how to adapt to situations in his life. The movie is extremely well-made. I'm not saying that Fellini's life is flawless, but I think that it is fascinating to see his life. I recommend that you watch this movie.

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Amanda

I just watched this at the Met Opera in NYC and it is great! Definitely not for the faint of heart but for the serious opera lover. A lot of people who don't like opera and have never even seen it before will not enjoy this as much as others do. But if you are an opera fan, you'll love it. The conductor is just terrific!

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Benjamin V.

If you're into heavy, intimate, dramatic, intricate, and emotional work, this is the film for you. It's interesting how the director makes a film from the word go, and you just have to listen to it to follow what he's trying to say. As in many films like this, it's like being put on a deep dive and hearing the deepest thoughts and feelings that the characters are feeling. I can't even say how well the performances are handled and written. The actors here are superb, and make each and every scene their own, from the slow, quiet, and meditative scenes with the fishermen to the quick and explosive firefight scenes with the army. It's a film about the people who live in it, and how they are treated by the people who live around them. It's not for the squeamish, nor is it for those who like their movies to make you think. It's a film for those who want to see and experience a film as a human being, and not just as a spectacle, and not for those who want to hear music. But it's a film I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in the human condition.

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Victoria Ross

As a long-time moviegoer of Italian cinema, I watched this movie in the past couple of months. The director did a fantastic job at showing the little known and but very important Italian side of World War II, especially when dealing with the Italians living in the occupied zones and the German occupation. The cast is excellent, with some of the best Italian actors in recent years. I think this is a great movie to see, even if you don't speak Italian.

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Jane V.

I have been a fan of Gianni Tarantino's work for a long time. And I thought this film was an excellent portrayal of the "real" life of the Italian mafia. I thought the performances were superb, especially from Winona Ryder and Michael Madsen. This film will make you think about the mafia and their history. It is not an easy film to watch but it will help you to understand the mafia and their history.

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Alan

I was looking for an excuse to see this movie on the eve of its international release, and I think it was all about timing. I was also looking for a documentary to learn about what goes on in the world of porn. This documentary was more than that. It is a mix of interviews, background information and even some "behind the scenes" shots of the production of this movie. It is also interesting to see how far people are willing to go in order to reach a certain level of pleasure, and how many people in this world will risk their lives for it. There are some standouts in this documentary, including Kim, who is a known sex addict and has been referred to as "the next Marky Mark." He makes one of the most intense and realistic interviews I have ever heard. He goes to extreme lengths to make it as real as possible, showing himself giving into his need for a good orgasm. There is also the story of Walter, an actor who made a career out of playing characters who were in porn, and is the subject of one of the more painful and disturbing interviews. He is also the subject of some shocking footage of the work he did, showing the long hours he has to put in to get his face on the screen. Another stand-out is the former porn star Sissy Spacek, who gave a terrific performance in this movie. She gets to show us the story behind her "star" status. As the film was still in production when it was released, the producers had to release a statement saying that they were not able to shoot a scene with Sissy Spacek, and had to replace her with a model. Although Sissy is not in this film, her story is still very telling and interesting. The producers did a wonderful job of showing us some of the life in the porn industry, and giving a new perspective on the industry. There are some real gems of information in this film, like the difference between the porn industry and real pornography. There are also some disturbing stories of abuse and sexual exploitation, but they are never glorified. I would highly recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the world of porn. It is an eye-opener, a personal journey, and a chance to learn about the world of sex and its relationship to pornography. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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Ralph Vasquez

Not to be taken seriously, the documentary gives an insight into the life of a small Italian band. To see it you need to have some familiarity with Italian rock music. I was not aware that there are so many bands from Italy in Europe. In Italy there are no official bands and the scene is spread out in all directions. So, if you have a connection with the scene, and are a fan of Italy's young bands, you should definitely see this documentary.

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Jacqueline

I just watched the documentary on this movie. It is not what I expected. I thought it would be more of a drama but it was more about the music and how these great musicians were influenced by this experience. It was a very funny and informative documentary. I would like to see more of these kinds of documentaries.

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Raymond Martinez

I don't know if I have ever been so amazed at a film. I first saw this movie when I was in high school, but the message has never left me. I cannot understand why the film is so obscure. I have been trying to find this movie for years, but I haven't found it. It is really sad to see that so many people are not taking care of this great film. It deserves to be seen by many people. If you do see this movie, please do not be so dismissive of the film. I believe that there is a great message in this movie, which is not easy to understand for many people. If you watch it, you will understand.

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Russell

I was truly impressed with the documentary. The film did not have any bias in it. It focused on the story of this woman, and her daughter, all of whom are still alive. The documentary also shows a great deal of information about the country of Brazil, and how the government is treating its people. This documentary is certainly a must-see, and it deserves all the accolades it has been given. All of the actors in the film, including Celso, were very well chosen. I especially liked the director, Silvio Sousa, who showed a great deal of respect for the people in the country, and the government, even when he was filming the film. The only criticism I have for the film is that the film did not show as much of the actual government and the people of Brazil. However, this was only a minor issue.

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Deborah Ramos

The film is narrated by some of the most respected actors of the world, and the film is made by a group of people who are directly involved in the making of the film. It's an extraordinary film, with a great soundtrack. You can't help but feel like you're part of the story. There are several points in the film where the words and the music seem to be synchronized, and it seems to be a film that was made by people who have the same vision of the world they live in. It's an amazing film, and I recommend it to anyone who has ever thought about what the world is like, and who is interested in seeing the human experience. It is a very well made film, and it is a very well made documentary.

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Jennifer W.

My son and I are planning to take our 7 year old daughter to the Arizona and Arizona Sun Devil games this year. We are aware of the energy and passion that goes into these events. I love the game and I love the teams. But this film made me want to get out and go. We were sad that it had to end and the sun was setting. We will miss watching it and hearing the music. We had a great time but we are planning to do it again. This is a great story of a great story. The love and passion is palpable. I hope that other families will see this movie and learn to love what they are doing. The passion is everywhere.

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Teresa Davis

The list of excellent documentaries on Argentina is long and not just a couple of the well-known ones. But to me, this one stands out. It is a very insightful and very interesting documentary that is really quite a movie. If you like documentaries, you'll love this one.

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Joan Jackson

I was very interested in seeing this movie, because it had a big name director and it was originally going to be a documentary. I was not disappointed. This documentary was really amazing. The documentary is actually based on one of the most famous stories of all time, the tale of the Exotica. The film is very well put together and the story is very interesting. I recommend this movie to anyone who loves history or just wants to learn more about this great story.

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Judith

I saw this at the North American Film Institute's Philadelphia Film Festival. I was blown away. It's a great, great film. The movie is about an Italian film director, Giuseppe Tornatore, who started out as an amateur filmmaker in the early 1940s and grew into a skilled, professional film director. In the mid-1950s he decided to turn his hand to making films. He was involved in the making of the "Black Cat" (1958) and the "Smoking Car" (1961). He turned to directing films and eventually was one of the first directors to be considered for a Best Director Oscar. In the 1970s he turned his attention to making a film, "The Black Cat." The movie was a huge success and he won the Best Director Oscar for his efforts. This film is a lot of fun, and it's also a lot of fun to see the Italian actors involved. (They're really great in the movie.) The story, by Giuseppe Tornatore, is about the making of a film about a woman named Giuseppe Tornatore. The film was made during the last years of the Second World War, when Italy was at war with Germany. The film was made during a time of great crisis for Italy, especially in the movie industry. The director was asked to make a film about a woman and the film became known as "The Black Cat." The film was a huge success and it is still regarded as a landmark film of the era. It was the first film in Italian history to be made on location in Italy and the director was honored by the film festival. It was also the first film in history to be released on video. The film was a big hit, and it became a best seller. The film is also considered the birth of Italian cinema, as it is considered the first film ever to be made on location in Italy. There are several different versions of the film, some of which are in English. The film is a great movie and it is a great story. I highly recommend it.

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Henry Vargas

It's a pretty great documentary, and I think it's a shame that it doesn't get the attention it deserves. I can't really comment on the accuracy of the story, but it's certainly a story worth telling. I think it's a good film to start with, and it does a good job of explaining the impact the war had on Italy, and the effect on the people who lived there. I also liked the way that it showed the Italian people as they were at the time, and that they weren't really happy with what was happening. I also liked the way that the documentary was organized. I don't know if it was intentional, but it gave the documentary a bit of a "soap opera" feel to it. I'm not sure if it was intentional or not, but it worked pretty well for me. It was also nice to see some of the people who were involved in the war, especially the Americans, who had to deal with the fallout of the war on the rest of the world. I think the documentary did a pretty good job of explaining why the war was going on, and the effect it had on the people who lived in Italy. I think it's a good film to start with, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about what happened in Italy during World War II.

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Dorothy

I love this film, and I'm glad I saw it. It's a wonderful look at the history of the Italian Mafia. It's fascinating to see how the Mafia is woven into the fabric of Italian society. The documentary is fascinating, and you should see it. It's a very different film than most of the other films on the subject. I highly recommend this film.

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Justin C.

An excellent, informative film on the increasing problem of "The Exotico" (Italian for "The Excess"). It includes the views of a few of the leading "exotica" experts, from all over the world, including the person who first brought the story to the world-wide attention. The film is also informative on the issues involved in the creation of the "exotica" as well as on the current situation of the "exotica" in Italy, especially in the cities. The film is a must-see for those who want to know more about the history of the "exotica".

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Melissa

I think this movie is one of the best I have ever seen. I was completely shocked when I found out it was real and that it was in fact, a documentary. I was expecting a documentary about a "real" kidnapping or an article about a "real" kidnapping. But the movie is more about the people who were involved in the investigation. The story is very interesting and very compelling. The movie also is extremely funny. I recommend this movie to everyone who wants to know more about the investigation of the kidnapping of a little girl. The people who did the investigation are very interesting, and they make the movie more interesting. I would like to add that the movie is not for everyone, it is definitely not for those who are easily frightened. The movie is about a very real event, and the story is very well told. I am sure this movie will win many awards. It is definitely a must see!