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A man who spent 20 years in Cuban prison after the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion and a boat captain and his crew go covertly to Cuba to find a cache of gold buried during the invasion. But can they trust each other?
In my opinion this one of Stoppards best works. I'm amazed that it has become almost invisible . it can't be found on disc . I've watched it on tape several times . It is a terrific reference point for anyone even slightly interested in the initial confrontations between "Solidarity" and the (then) Communistregime in Warsaw . The USSR's background machinations as a sub-plot are amusing too in the light of history .
While the film ends on a Bleak note (half a dozen years before the fall of the "Wall") , it was certainly a harbinger of things to come .
And , with the irony of the current confrontation between the EU and Poland over Gdansk's future , "Squaring the Circle" should be of interest for anyone involved . Brusells is about to do what Breshnev et Cie failed to do....bringing that pesky shipyard to it knees.
>>>>>>>>>>>Joel Laykin , HK
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