Cassandro | 2023

Directed by: Roger Ross Williams

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Main Plot

Follows the true story of Cassandro, the ''exotico'' character created by Saúl Armendáriz, gay amateur wrestler from El Paso who rose to international stardom.


  • Gael García Bernal's character in Cassandro is a mentor figure who guides and supports Cassandro on his journey.
  • Roberta Colindrez's character plays a supportive role as Cassandro's friend and mentor in his journey as a wrestler.
  • Perla De La Rosa serves as the manager and mentor to Cassandro, guiding him through his wrestling career.


In the ending of Cassandro, directed by Roger Ross Williams, the resilient Mexican wrestler Cassandro triumphs over his opponents in a high-stakes match. With his flamboyant style and determination, he emerges victorious and receives adoration from the crowd. This win symbolizes his resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity, highlighting his journey of overcoming personal struggles and societal prejudices. Cassandro's story inspires and empowers others to embrace their individuality and never give up on their dreams.

Roger Ross Williams