Before Night Falls


Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget -

Revenue $8,524,534.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 3, 2000
    R, Theatrical



Cast 14

  1. Javier Bardem

    Javier Bardem
    Reinaldo Arenas

  2. Olivier Martinez

    Olivier Martinez
    Lazaro Gomez Carilles

  3. Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp
    Bon Bon / Lieutenant Victor

  4. Andrea Di Stefano

    Andrea Di Stefano
    Pepe Malas

  5. Santiago Magill

    Santiago Magill
    Tomas Diego

  6. John Ortiz

    John Ortiz
    Juan Abreu

  7. Hector Babenco

    Hector Babenco
    Virgilio Pinera

  8. Francisco Gattorno

    Francisco Gattorno
    Jorge Camacho

  9. MP

    Marisol Padilla Sánchez
    Margarita Camacho

  10. Michael Wincott

    Michael Wincott
    Herberto Zorilla Ochoa

  11. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn
    Cuco Sanchez

  12. Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

    Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
    Reinaldo's Grandfather

  13. Najwa Nimri

    Najwa Nimri
    Fina Correa

  14. Diego Luna

    Diego Luna

Crew 19


  1. SP

    Salvador Parra
    Production Design

  2. AM

    Antonio Muño-Hierro
    Art Direction

  3. LF

    Laurie Friedman
    Set Decoration


  1. XG

    Xavier Grobet
    Director of Photography

  2. GR

    Guillermo Rosas
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. ME

    María Estela Fernández
    Costume Design


  1. JB

    Jana Bokova
    Documentation & Support


  1. Julian Schnabel

    Julian Schnabel


  1. MB


  1. JK

    Jon Kilik

  2. Julian Schnabel

    Julian Schnabel
    Executive Producer

  3. Olatz López Garmendia

    Olatz López Garmendia
    Executive Producer

  4. ME


  1. Ennio Morricone

    Ennio Morricone
    Original Music Composer

  2. Carter Burwell

    Carter Burwell
    Original Music Composer


  1. CO
  2. LG
  3. Julian Schnabel
  4. RA

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