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After two years in jail, El Isleño returns to the island of La Fe, ruled by the dictator Francisco Gavilán... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Luis Alberto García ... El Isleño
Lillian Vega ... Marina Soledad
Raúl Pomares ... Gavilán
Martha Farré ... Da. Iluminada
Daisy Granados ... Da. Mercedes, La gitana
Adolfo Llauradó ... Prudencio
Patricio Wood ... Santiago
Fidelio Torres ... Samuel
Paula Ali ... Eloisa
Elvira Enríquez ... Serafina, Teacher
Osvaldo Doimeadiós ... Cura
Serafín García ... Maldonado
Gladys Zurbano ... Nila
Alejandro Palomino ... Rojo
Alexander Rey ... Felipe
José Hernández ... Borracho
Grisell Riestra ... Prostitute
Audry Gutierrez Alea ... Prostitute
Mercedes Gonzáles ... Prostitute
Regla Plaza ... Prostitute
Roberto Viña ... Mexican
Livio Delgado ... Pagador de promesas
Marcia Arencibia ... Sta. Gavilán
Talia Acosta ... Gavilán's Daughter
Claudia Cruz ... Gavilán's Daughter
Juan Manuel Tabio ... Child
María Laura García ... Child
Claudia García ... Child
Maikel García ... Child
Ismael de Diego ... Child (as Ismael Diego)
Carlos Calderin ... Child
Alvaro Fleites ... Child
Rachel Martinez ... Child

Directed by
Juan Carlos Tabío 
Writing credits
Eliseo Alberto  (as Eliseo Alberto Diego) &
Juan Carlos Tabío 

Produced by
Rafael Rey .... producer
Original Music by
José María Vitier  (as José Ma. Vitier)
Cinematography by
Julio Valdés 
Film Editing by
Lina Baniela 
Art Direction by
Onelio Larralde 
Costume Design by
Gabriel Hierrezuelo 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lourdes Prieto .... assistant director
Rafael Rosales .... second assistant director
María Santucho .... second assistant director
Mariana Torres .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Raúl García .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
José Hernández .... still photographer
Animation Department
Gabriel Ramos .... animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roberto González .... wardrobe supervisor
Other crew
Constante Diego .... collaborator

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
highly structured and symbolic on cuba, 21 February 2000
Author: camel-9 ( from pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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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