Before Night Falls

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Before Night Falls is a 2000 American drama film directed by Julian Schnabel. The screenplay is based on the autobiography of the same name of Reinaldo Arenas, which was published in English in 1993. The screenplay was written by Schnabel, Cunningham... read more
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Before Night Falls is a 2000 American drama film directed by Julian Schnabel. The screenplay is based on the autobiography of the same name of Reinaldo Arenas, which was published in English in 1993. The screenplay was written by Schnabel, Cunningham O'Keefe, and Lázaro Gómez Carriles. The film stars Javier Bardem, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, Johnny Depp, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Santiago Magill, and Michael Wincott. The film had its world premiere at the 2000 Venice International Film Festival and its North American premiere at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival.

Original Release

12/22/2000

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Cast

Hector Babenco Virgilio Piñera
Johnny Depp Lieutenant Victor
Sean Penn Cuco Sanchez
Michael Wincott Heberto Zorilla Ochoa
Javier Bardem Reinaldo Arenas
Olivier Martinez Lazaro Gomez Carilles
Andrea Di Stefano Pepe Malas
Santiago Magill Tomas Diego
John Ortiz Juann Abreu
Francisco Gattorno Jorge Camacho (as Francisco Gatorno)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Julian Schnabel

Writers

Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel, Reynaldo Arenas, Jana Bokova

Cast

Hector Babenco Virgilio Piñera
Johnny Depp Lieutenant Victor
Sean Penn Cuco Sanchez
Michael Wincott Heberto Zorilla Ochoa
Javier Bardem Reinaldo Arenas
Olivier Martinez Lazaro Gomez Carilles
Andrea Di Stefano Pepe Malas
Santiago Magill Tomas Diego
John Ortiz Juann Abreu
Francisco Gattorno Jorge Camacho (as Francisco Gatorno)
Marisol Padilla Sánchez Margarita Camacho (as Marisol Padilla Sanchez)
Pedro Armendariz Jr. Reinaldo's Grandfather (as Pedro Armendáriz)
Najwa Nimri Fina Zorilla Ochoa
Diego Luna Carlos
Javier Hernández
Sebastián Silva
Benjamín Benítez Rudy
Fidel Castro Himself
Adrian Makala Student
Olatz López Garmendia Reinaldo's Mother (as Olatz Lopez Garmendia)

Producers

Editors

Michael Berenbaum

2001 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
2001 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
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