Castro's Spies (N/C 12+) (2021)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 43m

Hailed as the last soldiers of the Cold War, The Cuban Five were an elite group of undercover agents who operated out of Florida in the 1990s. Abandoning unsuspecting families to ‘defect’ to America, they assumed new identities, led double lives and sacrificed everything to defend Castro’s Cuba from the threat of foreign attack. This fascinating, forensic film features in-depth interviews with all five agents, revealing the risks they took and their place in the bigger picture of fraught Cuban-American relations. A documentary as tense as any John le Carré novel.

This film has bonus content available.
After the film, scroll down to watch our Q&A with filmmakers Ollie Aslin and Gary Lennon.

UK Premiere. Thanks to Submarine Entertainment.

‘A fascinating piece of work.’ - The Irish Times

Content Warning: Strong physical violence, Blood/gore

Film and bonus content available from 18.15 on Friday 26 February until 18.15 on Monday 1 March

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Ollie Aslin


Gary Lennon







Bonus Content

Castro's Spies Q&A

With Writer, Director, Producer and Editor Ollie Aslin, and Writer, Director and Producer Gary Lennon.

May contain spoilers for the film.

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