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El elefante y la bicicleta (1994)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  December 1994 (Cuba)
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After two years in jail, El Isleño returns to the island of La Fe, ruled by the dictator Francisco Gavilán. He arrives with a cinematograph and exhibits "Robin Hood" to the people. The next... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Alberto García ...
El Isleño
Lillian Vega ...
Marina Soledad
Raúl Pomares ...
Martha Farré ...
Da. Iluminada
Daisy Granados ...
Da. Mercedes, La gitana
Adolfo Llauradó ...
Patricio Wood ...
Fidelio Torres ...
Paula Ali ...
Elvira Enríquez ...
Serafina, Teacher
Osvaldo Doimeadiós ...
Serafín García ...
Gladys Zurbano ...
Alejandro Palomino ...
Alexander Rey ...


After two years in jail, El Isleño returns to the island of La Fe, ruled by the dictator Francisco Gavilán. He arrives with a cinematograph and exhibits "Robin Hood" to the people. The next day the bridge that communicates La Fe to the mainland has been destroyed, and the people plan to overthrow Gavilán. Written by Edgar Soberón Torchia <>

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Comedy | Drama






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December 1994 (Cuba)  »

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Slon i rower  »

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highly structured and symbolic on cuba
21 February 2000 | by (pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

The story starts in 1925. Ends in the present. There are two stories. One of the real people, the ones that are watching movies, and the one portrayed in the movie itself, fictionalized. With a series of film clips from the fictionalized stories, we see different cinematic styles of the 20's, 30's, 40's, 60's and 70's. And as the fictionalized stories parallel the real stories, the two get closer and closer together, until the ending, in which the audience sees exactly themselves portrayed on the screen, as if of a refletion from a mirror. What is art? should it portray reality? or should it take liberty and license to be a little different? The different characters in life and in the movies have evolved in style, clothing, and attitute. There is one character, however, that did not change. He is wearing the same 1920's suit and panama straw hat through out the entire time evolution. Not sure what he symbolizes, but at the very last screening, he is locked out on purpose. This movie is symbolic, and a couple of viewing may be necessary to see small details such as this.

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