7.5/10
404
11 user 7 critic

The Last Supper (1976)

La última cena (original title)
A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.

Writers:

(dialogue), (novel) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

2 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: Salvador Wood, Silvia Planas, Manuel Estanillo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Sergio (Sergio Corrieri - Soy Cuba), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio ... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío
Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra
The Last Supper I (1995)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.

Director: Stacy Title
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ron Eldard, Annabeth Gish
Animation | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A vampire family from Cuba is preparing for a showdown between the USA vampires and the Eastern European vampires. But with the aid of a scientist, they need a type of vaccination where they can live in daylight.

Director: Juan Padrón
Stars: Frank González, Manuel Marín, Irela Bravo
Oriana (1985)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young girl is sent to a South American hacienda, where she learns about the life of her reclusive aunt, Oriana

Director: Fina Torres
Stars: Doris Wells, Daniela Silverio, Rafael Briceño
Guantanamera (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It is a satire about life in Cuba. The members of a funeral procession and some truckdrivers who have to take the same route begin to talk about god and the world ending up in discovering ... See full summary »

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío
Stars: Carlos Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Jorge Perugorría
Moolaadé (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Director: Ousmane Sembene
Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

An aging magician harboring a terrible occult secret and his daughter are taken hostage in their isolated mansion by teenage scumbags need- ing a place to hide out. When the captors refuse ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Frank Finlay, Marcia Layton, Luis Fernando Alvés
Crazed Fruit (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for.

Director: Kô Nakahira
Stars: Masahiko Tsugawa, Yûjirô Ishihara, Mie Kitahara
The House (1983)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The old house acquired by Bjorg and her husband Petur slowly takes on menacing proportions once Bjorg is left alone for a few days while Petur is away on business. While she is in the house... See full summary »

Director: Egill Eðvarðsson
Stars: Róbert Arnfinnsson, Þóra Borg, Borgar Garðarsson
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sylvia is writing her first novel. This will uncover dark secrets from her family's past; a past that now returns to haunt her. Disturbing, strange, frightening ghost story set in an exotic... See full summary »

Director: Radamés Sánchez
Stars: Idée Charriez, Axel Anderson, Sergio Aponte
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nelson Villagra
Silvano Rey
Luis Alberto García
José Antonio Rodríguez
Samuel Claxton
Mario Balmaseda
Idelfonso Tamayo
Julio Hernandez
Tito Junco
Andrés Cortina
Mirta Ibarra
Manuel Puig
Elio Mesa
Francisco Borroto
Luis Salvador Romero
Edit

Storyline

During Holy Week at the end of the eighteenth century, a count visits his Havana sugar mill on a day a slave has run away. The count tells his cruel overseer, Don Manuel, to pick 12 slaves who will be guests at the count's table. Don Manuel objects, but to no avail. The twelfth guest is the recaptured runaway. During the dinner, using religious analogies, the count lectures his guests on the perfect happiness possible in slavery. They in turn tell stories and make requests. He promises no work on Good Friday, but he leaves early that morning and Don Manuel rousts the slaves for a long day cutting cane. They rebel. Which side will the count take? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 November 1977 (Cuba)  »

Also Known As:

The Last Supper  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Viridiana (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The movie provides a better history lesson than a history book.
5 May 2000 | by (Normal, Illinois) – See all my reviews

The movie The Last Supper provides audiences an excellent opportunity to truly understand the hardships slaves had to endure. Books can state facts and offer descriptions, however, this movie provides the opportunity to see deeper than what history books and stories can tell. The most profound example of this is when Sebastian is caught after attempting to run away. As his punishment, his ear is cut off. This demonstrates the violation of basic human rights and the cruel treatment slaves had to endure.

At the end, when the slaves' heads are displayed, it is another brief lesson on the white male dominance and the control of the church over everyone. History lessons may teach that the church was extremely powerful during the conquest, but the movie makes it much more obvious on how far people took this power.

Unfortunately, the storyline is not believable, and for some people it is a distraction because it is an impossible situation. I highly doubt a slave owner would invite his slaves to a feast and humble himself infront of them by kissing their feet. However, a movie would not receive much attention if it presented the basics of slavery in a documentary format. The story provided the entertainment, and a history lesson was tucked inside of it.


1 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I find this film? dannamor
what is the message of this film? pokermaven
Region 1 DVD available March 11, 2008 neil57
Discuss The Last Supper (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page