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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:
Propaganda? See more (53 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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:
This film got one prize in technical competition in Milan in 1964, during the 6th UNIATEK congress.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 The Extra Man (2010)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Propaganda?, 8 April 2007
Author: GyatsoLa from Ireland

It goes without saying that this movie includes some of the most breathtaking camera-work ever seen. Many scenes will live long in the memory of anyone who's been fortunate enough to see it. But it seems to be downgraded in many peoples minds by the notion of it being a propaganda movie.

I think its misleading to think of the movie as being 'propaganda' any more than most mainstream movies can be seen as propaganda for a particular way of life or viewpoint. The portrayal of the American characters in I Am Cuba is in many ways more fair-minded than numerous Hollywood or British movies (in the case of James Bond) in the portrayal of Communists or any other perceived enemy. Even anti war movies such as Platoon or Saving Private Ryan frequently portray the 'enemy' as faceless figures who are killed without a thought.

I prefer to see this movie as a love letter to Cuba by some brilliant (but undoubtedly naive) Soviet film makers. The storyline is much more sophisticated and innovative than has been given credit. Many of the characters are stereotypes, but they are still sympathetic and real. The movie is by no means perfect, but to dismiss it as beautiful propaganda is i think to underestimate the skill and thoughtfulness of the team who made it. By overemphasizing the origin of the movie has I think killed the enjoyment of it for many viewers. Just go see it and enjoy the sumptuous imagery. If you want to dismiss it as propaganda, fine, but if it to be seen as propaganda, then so is most of Hollywoods output.

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