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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Cruz ...
Emilio
Tahimi Alvariño ...
Jacqueline
Jorge Perugorría ...
Rolando / the blind man (el ciego)
Noel García ...
Fernandez
Alina Rodríguez ...
Regla
Saturnino García ...
Avelino
Antonio Valero ...
Antonio
Jorge Alí ...
Cristobal
Hiran Vega ...
Pedro Luis (as Hirán Vega)
Mijail Mulkay ...
Manolo
Leandro Sen ...
Erick
Saskia Guanche ...
Katia
Serafín García ...
Santiago
Amelia Pita ...
Angelina
Assenech Rodriguez ...
Abuela
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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 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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ESP 255,257,366 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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A nice look into Cuba
13 August 2014 | by (Oakland, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Cuban film about passengers stranded at a rural bus stop waiting for either a bus to Santiago or a bus to Habana. Alongside a beautiful blue sea in a tropical paradise it is actually a dreary world under Communism. Only in dreams is there Utopia. To believe anything else is false. That's one of the themes here. Another theme is people in a crappy situation making the best of it. Resilience. But there's the one bugger who wants to stick to the party line and ruin it for all. But the citizens get through it with good times, laughter and love. Nice twist at the end brings all this into focus. An ensemble cast without any real standouts -- great direction brings it all together so very nicely. Recommended for fans of foreign cinema not to mention for a glimpse into life in Cuba.

7.0 / 10 stars

--Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener


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