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El Super (1979)

 |  Drama, Comedy  |  29 April 1979 (USA)
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Slice of life look at Roberto and Aurelia, Cuban exiles living in New York City with their 17-year-old daughter Aurelita. It's February, 1978; the winter is harsh, and for ten years ... See full summary »

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Slice of life look at Roberto and Aurelia, Cuban exiles living in New York City with their 17-year-old daughter Aurelita. It's February, 1978; the winter is harsh, and for ten years Roberto's been the super of an apartment building, firing up the boiler, repairing windows, moving bags of garbage. He's homesick for Cuba, stuck in repetitive conversations about the Bay of Pigs, Castro, and life back home. He's too depressed to make love to Aurelia, and when his daughter thinks she's pregnant and he receives sad news from Cuba, he makes up his mind to quit the city for Miami. The decision gives him new life, he remembers Aurelia's birthday, and they have a party to celebrate. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A look at life in the US from the perspective of frustrated Cuban exile.
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A fantastic film. I am Cuban, the daughter of exiles and I have never seen any other film that so captures Cuban life in the US. It is as though I'm back home at my grandparent's house, or reliving stories of my parents years living in New York. The nostalgia for Cuba, bittersweet memories, frustration, the conflict of growing up in the US but keeping your roots are captured so well, not to mention the language, and the mannerisms of Cubans. The acting is superb, in fact it feels unscripted and so natural.I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Cuban lifestyle. There are some problems with the sound, and the subtitles leave much to be desired, but aside from that, a great film.


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