Revolución: El cruce de los Andes

Revolución: El cruce de los Andes

Film Poster
Written by Andrés Maiño
Leandro Ipiña
Directed by Leandro Ipiña
Starring Rodrigo de la Serna
Juan Ciancio
León Dogodny
Lautaro Delgado
Narrated by Juan Carlos Gené
Theme music composer Sebastián Escofet
Gustavo Santaolalla
Country of origin Argentina
Original language(s) Spanish
Producer(s) Marina Bacin
Gustavo Villamagna
Leandro Borrell
Cinematography Javier Julia
Editor(s) Alejandro Brodersohn
Running time 95 min.
Production company(s) Canal 7
INCAA (funding)
Distributor Distribution Company[1] (ARG)
Original release
  • April 7, 2010 (2010-04-07)

Revolución: El cruce de los Andes (English: Revolution: The Crusade of the Andes) is a 2010 Argentine historical epic film directed by Leandro Ipiña and starring Rodrigo de la Serna. It premiered during the bicentennial of Argentina. It was initially named San Martín: El cruce de los Andes (Spanish: San Martín: The Crossing of the Andes).

The film follows the life of José de San Martín, with special focus on the Crossing of the Andes. Production was done by Channel 7 and Channel Encuentro.[2] It was premiered in Mar del Plata on November 15, 2010.[3]


The story starts in 1880, near the date when the remains of the deceased José de San Martín were moved to Buenos Aires. A veteran of the Army of the Andes gets an interview for the event, and the narration continues mostly through a flashback. The telling of the events does not follow the complete biography of San Martín, focusing instead in the Crossing of the Andes and the later Battle of Chacabuco.



President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner with Tristán Bauer and Rodrigo de la Serna in the official presentation of the film

The production of the movie was announced at Casa Rosada, with the presence of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the governor of the province of San Juan, José Luis Gioja, Minister of Education Juan Carlos Tedesco, the director of the National System of Public Media, Tristán Bauer, and actor Rodrigo de la Serna.

At the announcement, the President stated that "this is a very special moment for everyone because addressing from public television the Crossing the Andes is more than just remember a milestone in the struggle for emancipation."[4] She explained that the movie would focus on the personal traits of San Martin, and pointed that if San Martín "had listened to the voices who say that nothing can be done, that everything is impossible, he would still be in Mendoza and we would be subjects of the King of Spain.".[4]

The filming started on June 1 of 2009 at the Calingasta valley in the province of San Juan, with a crew of more than 100 people.[5] Along with de la Serna, there were 15 principal actors in the film, and more than 1400 extras.[5] The scenes filmed in Mendoza ended up being shot the following August.[6]


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