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Demasiado miedo a la vida o Plaff (1988)

A superstitious middle-aged woman falls in love with a taxi driver, while trying to learn the identity of the unseen person tossing eggs at her.

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Thais Valdés ...
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Raúl Pomares ...
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Jorge Cao ...
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Alicia Bustamante
Ana Vivian Mora
Rolando Núñez
Natasha Díaz
Blanquita Contreras
Miriam Socarras
Gaston Palmer
Néstor Jiménez
Sonia Elena Prado
Amarilis Pumeda
Rosa María Alonso
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A superstitious middle-aged woman falls in love with a taxi driver, while trying to learn the identity of the unseen person tossing eggs at her.

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5 January 1990 (East Germany)  »

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Humour, political side swipes and an original use of the medium
9 October 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

It's genuinely funny, makes enough ( but not too much) of the contemporary Cuban situation for the film to have value beyond the immediate plot-line, but most of all, its an intriguing take on the film medium. A little bit like what Godard was aiming at with "Tout va bien" but with a much less pretentious result. A really clever twist on the grey area between fiction/reality (film/making a film).


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