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Palau Films

Production and distribution of documentary films. Produccion y distribucion de largometrajes documentales.

BOSCH: President Caught Between Empires

Original Title (If different): 
BOSCH: Presidente en la frontera imperial
Other languages or subtitles: 
Production country: 
Dominican Republic
Running time (In minutes): 
Latin American Films
Student film: 
Production year: 
March, 2009
Film Credits
About the Director: 

The most outstanding dominican film makers of recent times.As a producer, he made his debut in July of 1985, with the documentary "In the Footsteps of Palau," and in 1988 achieving national and international fame thanks to the success of his full-length documentary "April, the Trench of Honor". He has produced and exhibited in many of this country´s movie theaters, with remarkable success among audiences and critics, the following full-length documentaries: 1988 : APRIL : The Trench of Honor. 1991 : TRUJILLO : The Power of the Generalissimo. 1994 : TRUJILLO : The Power of the Generalissimo II. 1996 : TRUJILLO : The Power of the Generalissimo III. 1998 : BALAGUER : The Legacy of the Tyrant. 2003 : BALAGUER: The Violence of Power. 2005: APRIL : The Trench of Honor. -New version-

Film director: 
Rene Fortunato
Rene Fortunato
About the Producer: 
Fortunato studied Social Communication at the University of Santo Domingo-UASD- (1982/1985). Simultaneouly, he worked for several Santo Domingo television firms and stations in different aspects of television and film production. From 1978 to 1987 he published numerous articles about film and TV in the most important Dominican newspapers and cultural supplements. For more information about Fortunato"s works, fotographs, posters, data, articles, interviews and videos, visit the net at:
Rene Fortunato
Juan Pablo de Gracia
Su Long Sang
Manuel Tejada
Art Director: 
Carlos Sangiovanni
Film synopsis: 
The documentary presents the most important political and social events that occurred during the administration of the constitutional government with popular backing, headed by Juan Bosch, in the Dominican Republic, during the first seven months of the year 1963. The military coup d´etat that overthrew the Bosch government, the foreign policy of United States President John Kennedy, and relationship of the United States with members of the military who overthrew regimes throughout Latin America, are subjects that occupy a large part of this documentary, made entirely with original images and sounds from that era.
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $1 Million
Actual Budget: 
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
35 mm
Format Ratio: 
Film Sound: 
Dolby SR
Video master available ?: 
Video Type: 
HDCAM, DVD, Betacam
Number of reels: 
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Festival selections: 

42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.

Awards received: 
SILVER REMI Award for Creative Excellence.
Film distribution
Sales/distribution name: 
Videocine Palau, S. A.
Ave. Privada esq. Enriquillo, Residencia Hatuey, Apto. 1-C-2 Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana
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