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La muerte de un burócrata (1966)

 -  Comedy  -  24 July 1966 (Cuba)
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A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.

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Complete credited cast:
Salvador Wood ...
Nephew
Silvia Planas ...
Aunt
Manuel Estanillo ...
Bureaucrat
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Omar Alfonso ...
Cojimar
Tania Alvarado
Pedro Pablo Astorga
Alicia Bustamante
Gaspar De Santelices ...
Nephew's boss
Rafael Díaz
Roberto Gacio
Carlos Gargallo
Elsa Montero ...
Sabor
Rolando de los Reyes
Fausto Rodríguez
Luis Romay ...
El Zorro
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A Cuban worker dies accidentally and is buried together with his union card. It soon turns out that the widow will absolutely need the card for claiming her pension. Young nephew starts his hilarious fight against the authorities in order to disinter and rebury his uncle and retrieve the precious document. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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24 July 1966 (Cuba)  »

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Death of a Bureaucrat  »

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It is easier to kill a bureaucrat than to kill bureaucracy.
13 September 2013 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is not just superb, but it is also a homage to movies in general.

This is a comedy, a tragedy, a parody, and a documentary. Why is this film so important to people who have never lived in Cuba? Because, like every work of art from the beginning of civilization, it is applicable the old Arab saying of "write about your street, and you will be writing about the world." Anyone who has ever dealt with the Tax Office, the Immigration Board, the City Bylaws Enforcement, the European Union office of standards, the Human Resources Department, the Phone Company, the Big Bank, the Insurance Company, or any other office of some big organization will immediately recognize the situations shown in this film.

A must see.


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