Salma Hayek steps out in a weighty, serious role as Minerva Mirabel, a resistance fighter against the popular dictatorship of Leonidas Trujillo (Edward James Olmos) in the Dominican Republic. The tempestuous Minerva leads her sisters Mate (Mia Maestro) and Patria (Lumi Cavazos) into the burgeoning resistance movement after the dictator murders their father. Hunky Marc Anthony plays Hayek’s radical boyfriend.

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