"Wasp Network" is a 2019 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Olivier Assayas.
The starring cast includes Penélope Cruz, Gael García Bernal, Ana de Armas, Wagner Moura, Édgar Ramírez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Tony Plana, Julian Flynn, Anel Perdomo, Julio Gabay and others.
Netflix on Thursday, June 11, 2020 released the trailer:
Wasp Network | Official Trailer | Netflix.
In Havana in the early 1990s, pilot René González leaves his wife Olga (Penélope Cruz) and daughter Irma in Cuba to start a new life in the United States. He secretly flies 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 government 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," is directed by Gerardo (Gael García Bernal) Hernández, also known as Manuel Viramontez.
The Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) and Brothers to the Rescue not only launch propaganda brochures about Havana, and lead balseros from Cuba to the Florida shores, but also smuggle drugs and weapons. They also conduct terrorist activities in Cuba organised by Luis Posada Carriles (Tony Plana). In 1996, two Cessna Skymaster from Brothers to the Rescue are shot down by Cuban MiGs over the Caribbean Sea, killing four aviators.
Juan Pablo Roque (Wagner Moura) is another Cuban pilot who defects by swimming to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and asking for political asylum. He arrives in Miami, and works as an FBI informant in addition to piloting for the Brothers. He buys expensive clothes, a Rolex, and settles down and marries Ana (Ana de Armas) Margarita Martínez. After few years flies back to Havana making it very clear that he was a mole who had infiltrated anti-Castro associations.
After months and many bureaucratic procedures, Olga and her daughter are allowed to leave Cuba and rejoin René in Miami. But before their travel, Viramontez informs Olga that her husband is not a gusano (Spanish for worm) or a traitor to the Castro regime but indeed is a hero and a Cuban intelligence agent who infiltrated the CANF, which she must keep secret for the security of all of them and the Wasp Network.
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 31, 2020 (France), on February 20, 2020 (Hungary) and on June 19, 2020 (worldwide) by Netflix, Memento Films, Spentzos Films and NOS Audiovisuais.
The duration of the film is 123 minutes. With a budget of €10.53 million, the film grossed over $1.4 million.
"Wasp Network" got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 40/100.
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