Cassandro, The Exotico!
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The Hollywood Reporter
Director Marie Losier ... chronicles the wrestler’s twilight years with affection, humor and gravitas.
The New York Times
This effervescent picture has an often infectious underground-movie aesthetic.
The New Yorker
[Losier] revels in Cassandro’s offstage charisma and in his acrobatic artistry while also revealing the authentic violence of the sport’s blatant artifice.
Los Angeles Times
“Cassandro,” which recalls the grabbed verve of a ‘60s-era verité snapshot, charts the reluctant dimming of this extravagant icon with affectionate energy and lasting poignance.
It wouldn’t be fair to call the film hagiographic, but the director’s empathy, if not love, for her subject hinders her from examining Cassandro’s wounds with much depth.
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