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Guantanamera (1995)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  4 July 1997 (USA)
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It is a satire about life in Cuba. The members of a funeral procession and some truckdrivers who have to take the same route begin to talk about god and the world ending up in discovering ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Cruz ...
Adolfo
Mirta Ibarra ...
Georgina
Jorge Perugorría ...
Mariano
Raúl Eguren ...
Candido
Pedro Fernández ...
Ramon
Luis Alberto García ...
Tony
Conchita Brando ...
Yoyita
Suset Pérez Malberti ...
Iku
Assenech Rodriguez ...
Grieving Woman
Louisa Pérez Nieto ...
Marilis
Idalmis Del Risco ...
Hilda
Ikay Romay ...
Wina
Mercedes Arnáez ...
Vivian
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ...
Justo (as Jose Antonio Espinosa)
Alfredo Ávila ...
Tirso
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It is a satire about life in Cuba. The members of a funeral procession and some truckdrivers who have to take the same route begin to talk about god and the world ending up in discovering that life for both groups has many similarities as well as a lot of differences depending on the point of view. Written by Volker Boehm

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Also Known As:

Guantanamera - Eine Leiche auf Reisen  »

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$73,703 (USA) (25 July 1997)

Gross:

$751,478 (USA) (5 December 1997)
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Final film directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. See more »

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Adolfo: There are always problems. And there are always solutions.
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Excellent. Very representative of the actual situation in Cuba
25 October 1998 | by (Miami, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very ingenious plot, combining elements from reality and fiction, Tomas Gutierrez Alea (Titon) shows the whole isle of Cuba and the socio-economic environment after the Cuban dollarization, the contrast between the dogmatic official position, and the hard reality of the Cuban people. Is a great monument to all anonimous Cubans struggling day after day for surviving in a very dogmatic and unfair society. To me it is very difficult to believe that the Cuban government let this movie be produced inside of Cuba, knowing that they try to control any negative information outside of the country about the Cuban society. I think that this was the last Titon movie, he passed during the movie filmation. Directing this movie inside Cuba should be a riskiy issue.


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