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A satire about the life of the Cuban people. Alicia, a culture instructor, is sent to a small town "Maravillas"... See more » | Add synopsis »
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An interesting, and perhaps polemic film. See more (4 total) »

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Directed by
Daniel Díaz Torres 
 
Writing credits
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Aldo Busto Hernández  (as Grupo Nos-y-Otros)
Luis Felipe Calvo Bolaños  (as Grupo Nos-y-Otros)
Eduardo del Llano  (as Grupo Nos-y-Otros)
Daniel Díaz Torres 
Jesús Díaz 

Produced by
Humberto Hernández .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Delgado 
 
Cinematography by
Raúl Pérez Ureta 
 
Film Editing by
Jorge Abello 
 
Sound Department
Ricardo Iztueta .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
José Luis Rodríguez .... still photographer
 

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Also Known As:
"Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas" - Cuba (original title)
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90 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
An interesting, and perhaps polemic film., 8 November 2001
Author: Animula_Vagula_Nudula from La Habana, Cuba

Alicia arrives to the town "Maravillas" (Wonderland) where other people have been sent as a punishment. What have done these other people to be sent there? What do they think about themselves in the new situation and about the possibility of changing something? That's what I think Alicia wants to discover and to tell us during the film, and her story has much to do with a particular perspective of the life in Cuban society, but in the film I did not find the answer to the question: "Why is Alicia telling us this story?"

I find very clever the way the past of the characters and their current life in Maravillas is related and presented in the film. Also the references to the original book by Lewis Carrol are very fine. The transition from the initial hope, to the progressive disenchantment of Alicia is very well played by Thais Valdes. The role played by the children in the story called my attention, children rarely appear in Cuban films.

Finally it is a good experience to see a film that was very polemic, even considered as hypercritical, in Cuba.

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