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For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Music  -  18 November 2000 (USA)
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Arturo Sandoval
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Emilia
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Embassy interviewer
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Sosa
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Leonel Sandoval
Andhy Méndez ...
Young Leonel
Felix David Manrique ...
Turi
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Paquito D'Rivera
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Paloma
William Marquez ...
Arturo Sr.
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Angel
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Sally Lewis
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Johnny Lewis
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Story of the world-renowned trumpet player.

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She was his love. Music was his passion. Freedom was his dream.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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In the end credits, Arturo Sandoval himself is listed as having played one of the government functionaries. See more »

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Great artist, great music
31 October 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Arturo Sandoval is one of the greatest jazz trumpeters ever, standing alongside the likes of Miles Davis, Louis Armstronmg and Arturo's great friend Dizzie Gillespie. This biopic tells of his struggles with the repressive government of his native Cuba, the internal politics of his family and of course his need to play great music.

Well acted, although there are no standard movie tricks and plot twists, just straight depiction of the people of Cuba of the time (early 80s) and the paranoia of the USA with anything Cuban.

The really outstanding aspect of the movie is the souindtrack - Arturo himself plays many of the songs, and is credited with scoring and producing many of the tracks used, as well as playing on them.

Watch the movie, buy the soundtrack CD.


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