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Wasp Network

by Olivier Assayas Gala Premieres

Cuba, early 1990s: following the collapse of the Soviet Union, René and his wife Olga are aware of the way in which their country is caught up in a crippling economic and political crisis. Operating their terrorist attacks from Miami, many anti-Castro groups are turning to the execution of violence. In order to deal with these attacks, the Cuban government employs its so-called Wasp Network. Pilot René is forced to hide the fact that he is a member of this inconspicuous spy ring from his wife and daughter. In order to infiltrate Fidel Castro’s enemies, he must leave Cuba, disguise himself as a dissident and build a new life in Miami. ZFF honorary award-winner Olivier Assayas’ elegant and intricate espionage thriller stands as a monument to unsung Cuban heroes. Gaël García Bernal, Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez and Wagner Moura star.


  • Genre: Political Thriller
  • Country, Year: France, Brazil, Spain, Belgium, 2019
  • Runtime: 123 Min
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Olivier Assayas
  • Cast: Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez, Gael García Bernal, Wagner Moura, Ana de Armas, Leonardo Sbaraglia
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  • Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
  • Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux, Denis Lenoir
  • Editor: Simon Jacquet
  • Sound: Nicolas Cantin
  • Music: Eduardo Cruz
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  • Producers: Rodrigo Teixeira, Charles Gillibert, Lourenço Sant’Anna
  • Executive Producers: Sylvie Barthet , Sophie Mas, Lourdes García, Lía Rodríguez, Adrián Guerra , Miguel Angel Faura, Geneviève Lemal
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  • Production Companies: RT Features, CG Cinéma, Nostromo Pictures
  • World Sales: Orange Studio
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