The hidden life of Fidel Castro (La vida oculta de Fidel Castro) (FILM)

His bodyguard uncovers all the secrets of the Cuban leader

Fidel Castro is one of the most significant historical figures in Latin American history. However, there is a great lack of knowledge about what he was truly like beyond being the face of a revolution.

In The Double Life of Fidel Castro, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez, a former personal bodyguard of the Cuban leader, reveals the dictator’s hidden reality: a life of personal comfort and luxury that starkly contrasts with the communist ideology he propagated.

State secrets that had never come to light, betrayals, illegitimate children, drug trafficking, and financial manipulations are at the core of this genuine portrayal of the idealized and multifaceted figure. Sánchez’s testimony arrives to challenge everything that was thought to be known about Fidel Castro.


RELEVANT INFORMATION: The book’s co-author, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez, was Fidel Castro’s personal bodyguard for 17 years, from 1977 to 1994. In The Double Life of Fidel Castro, he goes into detail about some of the intimate secrets he witnessed firsthand. Axel Gyldén, a renowned French-Swedish journalist and writer, joins in to create an addictive and revealing work, that’s also masterfully written.


AUDIOVISUAL POTENTIAL: TV Series, Miniseries, Film, TV Movie.

LANGUAGES AVAILABLE: Spanish, French, and English.