The Waiting List (2000)
"Lista de espera" (original title)

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A desperate group of people wait at a rundown Cuban transit station for the next bus to arrive. The problem is, it never shows up. While a number of busses pass by the station, and others ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Cruz ...
Tahimi Alvariño ...
Jorge Perugorría ...
Rolando / the blind man (el ciego)
Noel García ...
Alina Rodríguez ...
Saturnino García ...
Antonio Valero ...
Jorge Alí ...
Hiran Vega ...
Pedro Luis (as Hirán Vega)
Mijail Mulkay ...
Leandro Sen ...
Saskia Guanche ...
Serafín García ...
Amelia Pita ...
Assenech Rodriguez ...


A desperate group of people wait at a rundown Cuban transit station for the next bus to arrive. The problem is, it never shows up. While a number of busses pass by the station, and others that are either full or at the end of the line stop by, it soon becomes obvious that the bus everyone was waiting for has left them high and dry. While one of the would-be passengers, Emilio, uses his downtime to win the affections of the beautiful Jacqueline, most of the rest decide that if they're stuck without anywhere to go, they might as well make the station a better place to wait, and they begin forming a plan to turn the decrepit bus terminal into a showplace that people would look forward to visiting. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2 June 2000 (Spain)  »

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Liste d'attente  »

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ESP 255,257,366 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Another excellent film from Cuba
8 December 2000 | by (Guatemala) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film on a trans Atlantic flight from Madrid to Miami I really enjoyed it a lot. It was great to see in which way Cubans interprete and defend their revolution. > Excellent actuation, excellent director - only the music lacked a little bit. After having seen "Fresa y chocolate" and "Guantanamera" I can only hope for more films by Juan Carlos Tabio.

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