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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (1988)
"Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes" (original title)

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Daisy Granados ...
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Luis Alberto Ramírez ...
Father Gonzaga
Adolfo Llauradó ...
Lucky O'Capitone
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The Spider Woman
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Mrs. Eulalia
María Luisa Mayor ...
Myrurgia
Parmenia Silva ...
Pìa
Marabú ...
Talia
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an angel with the devil in the details
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Fernando birri directed this film in collaboration with the Cuban film institute. this film is based on a short story by gabriel garcia marquez. the "angel" that falls to earth is indeed an old man with enormous wings, and not at all clean. the very humble and unsophisticated people in the village where it befell, exploit his novelty for profit. the old man is not an angel, but a metaphor that represents natural resources that are lucratively commodified, and finally exhausted. if you are following me now, then you can see for yourself what the carnival represents. at the end of the movie the old man escapes his cage, but unfortunately some of us that have seen this movie have yet to leave ours.


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