On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for M?®xico.
"Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla" chronicles the story of Mexico's Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexico's history. When the unbeatable French army invades Mexico to set up a monarchy, General Ignacio Zaragoza played by Kuno Becker (Goal!, From Prada to Nada), must defend the city of Puebla, commanding a poorly armed and outnumbered troop of men.
Meanwhile, two young Mexican lovers manage to find love amidst the chaos of war. Cinco de Mayo chronicles the bravery of a people pushed to the limit, fighting for their nation, their families and their pride.
"Cinco de Mayo", directed by Rafael Lara, the director of "La Milagrosa" and "Labios Rojos", features an all-star cast including Kuno Becker (Goal, From Prada to Nada), Ang?®lica Aragon (Cuna de Lobos, La Mujer de Mi Hermano), William Miller (Salvador), and Liz Gallardo (TV's Una Maid en Manhattan.)