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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)

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$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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I've long wanted to see something like this
10 December 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

A small look at life in Cuba, "Guantanamera" portrays a world-famous Cuban singer returning to her hometown and suddenly dying. Her funeral procession reveals several things about the people involved, namely the love-starved existence of a woman sick of her creepy husband.

Obviously, we in the United States only get to hear about Cuba occasionally, so at the very least this movie should provide some insight into the state of affairs there (or just to hear the Cuban dialect, with its dropping of esses). But anything looking at people's individuals lives and how policies have affected them gets praise from me. We see how people have to abide by food rationing, among other things (of course, this is mainly due to the US blockade against the island). So I recommend this film.


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