Wasp Network is a 2019 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Olivier Assayas.
Starring Penélope Cruz, Gael García Bernal, Ana de Armas, Wagner Moura, Édgar Ramírez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Tony Plana, Julian Flynn, Anel Perdomo, Amanda Morado and others.
Netflix on Thursday, June 11, 2020 released the trailer:
Wasp Network | Official Trailer | Netflix.
In the early 1990s in Havana, pilot René González (Édgar Ramírez) left his wife Olga (Penélope Cruz) and daughter Irma (Carolina Peraza Matamoros) in Cuba to start a new life in the United States. He secretly flew to Miami on a stolen plane (Antonov An-2). González soon joins a group of Cuban exiles and Castro opponents, Brothers to the Rescue, who operate from Florida and act against the Cuban regime through military operations and also aim to disintegrate the Cuban tourism industry, they even fly over Cuban airspace. A Cuban secret organization named la Red Avispa, or the "Wasp Network," in English is directed by Gerardo (Gael García Bernal) Hernández, also known as Manuel Viramontez (Gael García Bernal).
The Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) and Brothers to the Rescue not only launch propaganda brochures about Havana, or to lead balseros from Cuba to the Florida shores, but also smuggle drugs and weapons. They also made terrorist activities in Cuba organised by Luis Posada Carriles (Tony Plana). On 1996 two Cessna Skymaster from Brothers to the Rescue were shot down by Cuban MiGs, killing the Caribbean Sea four aviators.
Juan Pablo Roque (Wagner Moura), another Cuban pilot who, by swimming, defected from the socialist country and asks for political asylum at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, arrives in Miami, settles down and marries Ana (Ana de Armas) Margarita Martínez (Ana de Armas), but after few years he flies back to Havana making it very clear that he was a mole who had infiltrated anti-Castro associations.
Here is the full cast and characters of Wasp Network.
The film Wasp Network was scheduled to be released on September 1, 2019 (Venice, Venice Film Festival), on January 29, 2020 (France), on February 20, 2020 (Hungary) and on June 19, 2020 (Belgium) by Netflix, Memento Films, Spentzos Films and NOS Audiovisuais.
The duration of the film is 123 minutes. The film grossed over $1.4 million.
Wasp Network got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 42/100.
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