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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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Directed by
Daniel Díaz Torres 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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The Town of Maravillas, 7 July 2011

Seen today it is still a subversive comedy, in which dogmatic and opportunistic bureaucrats are made fun of, with a dictator ruling the town of Maravillas, but it is of course tamed compared to later questioning of Cuban society in films (as "Madagascar", "Guantanamera", "La vida es silbar", "Chamaco", "Nada", "Video de familia", and others). I was living in Cuba (1991) when it opened, in an atmosphere of unrest that was a reflection of changing world affairs that Cubans also wanted to happen in the island. Hard-core Communists rallied against it, they went to the cinemas (probably a few of them for the first time in their lives) to boycott it, and it played only for three days, being replaced by the then-current "Alien" sequel! Knowing Cuba helps a lot to fully enjoy the film, but it still funny, with Reynaldo Miravalles giving one of his usual fine performances as the Maravillas dictator.

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