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Director:
Writers:
Enrique Pineda Barnet (written by) &
Evgeniy Evtushenko (written by)
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Release Date:
December 1995 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
This study of Cuba--partially written by renowned poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko--captures the island just... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Sergio Corrieri ... Alberto
Salvador Wood
José Gallardo ... Pedro
Raúl García ... Enrique
Luz María Collazo ... Maria / Betty
Jean Bouise ... Jim (in Cuban version) (as Jean Bouisse)
Alberto Morgan
Celia Rodriguez ... Gloria (in Cuban version) (as Zilia Rodríguez)
Fausto Mirabal
Roberto García York ... American activist
María de las Mercedes Díez
Bárbara Domínguez
Jesús del Monte (as Isis del Monte)
Luisa María Jiménez ... Teresa
Mario González Broche ... Pablo (in Cuban version) (as Mario González)
Tony López
Héctor Castañeda
Rosendo Lamadriz
Roberto Villar
Roberto Cabrera
Alfredo Ávila
José Espinosa
Rafael Díaz
Isabel Moreno
Manuel J. Mora (as Manuel Mora)
Raquel Revuelta ... The voice of Cuba
Nina Nikitina ... Russian text reader (Russian version) (as N. Nikitina)
Georgi Yepifantsev ... Russian Text Reader (Russian version) (as G. Yepifantsev)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aramís Delgado ... (uncredited)
El Duo Los Diablos ... Themselves (uncredited)
Pepe Ramírez ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Mikhail Kalatozov (Cuban version) (as Mijail Kalatozov)
 
Writing credits
Enrique Pineda Barnet (written by) &
Evgeniy Evtushenko (written by) (as Evgueny Evtushenko)

Original Music by
Carlos Fariñas 
 
Cinematography by
Sergey Urusevskiy (Cuban version) (as Serguey Urusevsky)
 
Film Editing by
Nina Glagoleva  (as N. Glagoleva)
 
Production Design by
Evgeniy Svidetelev (Cuban version) (as Evgueny Svidietelev)
 
Costume Design by
René Portocarrero 
 
Makeup Department
Luz M. Cáceres .... makeup artist
Vera Rudina .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bela Fridman .... production manager
Maryakhin Simyon .... production manager (Cuban version) (as S. Maryakhin: Russian version) (as Semión Mariajin)
Miguel Mendoza .... production manager (Russian version) (as M. Mendoza)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Tanner .... assistant director (also as G. Tanner: Russian version)
Marina Volovich .... assistant director (Russian version) (as M. Volovich)
Oleg Zernov .... assistant director (Russian version) (as O. Zernov)
 
Art Department
Luis Carrillo .... construction chief (Russian version) (as L. Carrillo)
José Cruz .... construction chief
Carmelina García .... props (Russian version) (as K. García)
Francisco Labrador .... props (Russian version) (as F. Labrador)
Elsa Mustelier .... props (Russian version) (as E. Mustelier)
Mário Noa .... props (Russian version) (as M. Noa)
Luis Obregón .... construction chief (Russian version) (as L. Obregon)
René Portocarrero .... artistic consultant
Milagros Trabas .... props (Russian version) (as M. Trabas)
Juan Varona .... construction chief (Russian version) (as H. Varona)
 
Sound Department
Rodolfo Plaza .... sound assistant (Russian version: as R. Plaza)
Vladlen Sharun .... sound (Russian version: as V. Sharun)
 
Special Effects by
Boris Travkin .... special effects (as B. Travkin)
A. Vinokurov .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Boris Brozhovsky .... camera operator (Russian version) (also as Boris Broshovsky: Cuban version) (as B. Brozhovsky)
Alexander Calzatti .... camera operator (Russian version) (also as Alexandr Kalzaty: Cuban version) (as A. Kaltsatyj)
Guido Cantero .... lighting technician (Russian version) (as G. Kantero)
Rolando Dovo .... still photographer (Russian verison) (as R. Dovo)
Viktor Mikhajlov .... lighting technician (Cuban version) (as Víctor Mijaylov)
Manuel Oropesa .... assistant camera (Russian version) (as M. Oropesa)
Manuel A. Ramírez .... assistant camera (Russian version) (as M.A. Ramirez)
Konstantin Shipov .... assistant camera (Russian version) (as K. Shipov)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmelina García .... wardrobe (Russian version) (as K. García)
Francisco Labrador .... wardrobe (Russian version) (as F. Labrador)
Elsa Mustelier .... wardrobe (Russian version) (as E. Mustelier)
Mário Noa .... wardrobe (Russian version) (as M. Noa)
Milagros Trabas .... wardrobe (Russian version) (as M. Trabas)
 
Editorial Department
Lidia Tyurina .... assistant editor (Russian version) (as L. Tyurina)
Lidia Tyurina .... assistant editor (Cuban version) (as Lidia Tyurina)
 
Music Department
M. Duchesne .... orchestra director (uncredited in the Cuban version)
Emin Khachaturyan .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rolando Bruguez .... assistant to director (Russian version) (as R. Bruguez)
Regino Fariñas .... advisor (Russian version) (as Teniente Regino Fariñas: Cuban version) (as R. Farinas)
Arquímedes Fonseca .... military advisor (Russian version) (as A. Fonseca)
Arquímedes Fonseca .... military advisor (Cuban version) (as Capitán Arquímedes Fonseca)
Laura García .... assistant to director (Russian version) (as L. Garcia)
Pavel Grushko .... executive in charge of translations
Saturnino Miguel .... assistant to director (Russian version) (as M. Saturnino)
Manuel J. Mora .... production administrator (Russian version) (as M. Mora)
Rubén Negrín .... production administrator (Russian version) (as R. Negrin)
Roberto Romay .... production administrator (Russian version) (as R. Romay)
Jorge Rouco .... production assistant
Konstantin Stenkin .... production assistant (Russian version) (as Konstantin Steñkin: Cuban version) (as K. Stenkin)
Armando Suez .... choreographer (Russian version) (as A. Sues)
Eduardo Valdés Rivero .... production administrator
Eduardo Valdés Rivero .... production assistant
T. Vargina .... production assistant
Ávila .... title designer (uncredited in Russian version)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Soy Cuba" - Cuba (original title)
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Runtime:
141 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Brazil:18 | Finland:K-12 | Italy:T (2005) | Singapore:PG | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The now famous long take that begins at the top of the hotel, then winds around and down into the swimming pool, originally come out of the water and continued. The camera was hand held, passed from crew member to crew member, to make its way down the side of the hotel into the pool. The camera lens had been equipped with a high speed, spinning glass disk taken from a submarine periscope. The spinning disk was installed to fling water drops of the lens when the camera emerged from the swimming pool at the end of the shot. Much to the disappointment of the camera crew, director Mikhail Kalatozov cut the end of the take, ending it underwater.See more »
Quotes:
Pedro:I used to think the most terrifying thing in life is death. Now I know the most terrifying thing in life is life.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Boogie Nights (1997)See more »

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Film School, 27 January 2001
Author: Eight Two from I Am Florida

No less than thirty shots have been ripped off from this movie in the past five years, in films like Out of Sight, Boogie Nights, and Pulp Fiction. Watching "I Am Cuba" is an education in film technique and the beauty of the eponymous country. The picture's plot is abysmal. It is an exercise in cinematography. It is among the most influential movies, style-wise, that the American public has never seen and honestly brilliant on all terms.

Imagine taking a tour of Cuba, in 1964, through the eyes of four metaphors: luxury, poverty, revolution, and vagrancy. Times are changing, the country is changing. However, no matter how much anything changes, the sun-soaked gorgeousness of the land doesn't budge. The camera glides around like a member of the tour who has gone off on his own, looking at the four principles.

I Am Cuba is film that needs no hyperbole. It Is Great

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