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Comandante





by Peter Malone,16-12-2003

Comandante

Director: Oliver Stone
Duration: 99 minutes

Oliver Stone has made films about JFK and Nixon. This time he has made a documentary about Fidel Castro. It is not just about Castro. Castro features as the star, about 90 minutes culled from 30 hours of interviews done in February 2002. For that reason, it is well worth seeing.

At the time of the interviews, Castro was 75 and had been in power in Cuba for 43 years. Castro seems very agreeable, friendly with Stone and working through his interpreter. Stone himself also features a great deal, a kind of star turn which does suggest at times, especially in his sometimes awe of Castro, an ego trip.

At first some of the questions seem genial but trivial (and we learn that Castro saw Titanic on video, that he liked Brigitte Bardot and was one of the few who saw his favourite star, Gerard Depardieu, in Vatel). Once Castro gets a chance to talk about the revolution, the Battista regime and the role of Che Guevara, he is worth listening to and watching the body language. He is, as might be expected, very informative on the Bay of Pigs and the October missiles. He seems quite kindly towards John Kennedy, excusing him for the Bay of Pigs (which he had inherited from Eisenhower) and speaking about his inexperience as President. He admired Kruschev but was wary about the Soviet missiles fearing that Cuba would be the first target of a nuclear strike. He speaks about his own inexperience of understanding the world balance of power at such an early stage in his government. He sheets home blame to the US and the still-in-force sanctions against Cuba. He is also interesting on his intervention in Angola and the very limited presence in Vietnam.

He explains his atheism (and his dislike of dogmatic religious teaching which he experienced growing up) but received Pope John II and says that he supports religion which instils values but not when it is used to back up causes.

On the whole, this is a pleasant interview, favorable towards the Castro regime and not strongly critical. It does make one reflect on a man who has led his country despite a great deal of isolation for almost half a century.

 



Comandante

導演:奧利華史東
片長:99分鐘

奧利華史東曾執導〈驚天大刺殺〉及〈驚世謊言 - 尼克遜〉,這次他攝製有關卡斯特羅的紀錄片,那不只是有關卡斯特羅,他在片中仿如明星。二零零二年三月奧利華史東跟卡斯特羅完成了三十小時訪問,將其剪輯成九十分鐘。為此,本片確實值得一看。

卡斯特羅受訪時年屆七十五歲,執掌古巴政權達四十三年。他與奧利華史東看似同聲同氣,跟工作人員相處非常有善。奧利華史東在片中亦有著重要位置,最為精采是有關他對卡斯特羅的敬畏,一個自我的旅程。

訪問初期,某些問題看似溫和而瑣碎(我們知道卡斯特羅看過〈鐵達尼號〉錄影帶,他喜歡碧姬芭鐸,最喜愛的明星是謝勒狄柏度,更是少數欣賞過由他主演的電影〈維泰爾〉)。卡斯特羅曾談到革命、巴蒂斯塔的政權及捷古華拉的角色,他的說話很值得聆聽,其身體語言亦值得留意。卡斯特羅一如我們所期望,在「豬灣事件」及「十月導彈」的議題上滔滔不絕。他對甘乃迺總統尚算客氣,原諒他在「豬灣事件」所做的事(只是繼承艾森豪威爾),並談及其擔任總統欠缺經驗。他欣賞赫魯曉夫,但時刻留意蘇維埃導彈,憂慮古巴可能會成為首個突襲目標。卡斯特羅談及自己在執政早期經驗不足,未能了解各國的權力分佈;他埋怨美國一直制裁古巴。卡斯特羅興致勃勃地回憶如何插手安哥拉事件及有限度協助越南。

他解釋自己的無神論(並討厭成長時經歷過的宗教教條),但他接納教宗若望保祿二世,並稱自己支持逐部培養的宗教價值,而非一面倒的教義。

整體而言,這是一個快樂的訪問,認同卡斯特羅的政權,沒有強烈的批判。片中看到一個
接近半世紀被孤立的人,排除萬難去領導國家。

翻譯:TMG
編輯:王慧慈

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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