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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  »

Box Office

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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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Candido: Loneliness is the worst sort of hungry.
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Only all too high-spirited road movie
8 February 2001 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

When his wife's aunt dies, mortician Adolfo uses the opportunity to show his political talent by trying out a new, very „communist` way of transporting the body. On the way, lots of different things happen to him, the dead body, his wife and the aunt's mourning admirer, and Adolfo is close to getting mad because he fears he won't be able to realize his time schedule. His character is good for a smile.

The Cuban film „Guantanamera` wants to be everything: comedy, romance and a satire on the communist system in Cuba. It's half-baked but ... nice. And I was surprised about the actors: they did a good job and obviously they enjoyed it.


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