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Director:
Writers:
Letvia Arza-Goderich (writer)
Juan Gerard (writer)
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Release Date:
27 January 2006 (Mexico) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The year is 1958, and in Holguín, Cuba, a boy's world is about to change forever. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Harvey Keitel ... Che

Iben Hjejle ... Julia
Diana Bracho ... Beta

Gael García Bernal ... Ricky
Gabino Diego ... Armín

Cecilia Suárez ... Dulce
Aline Küppenheim ... Katia
Daniel Lugo ... Capt.Rosado
Andhy Méndez ... The Boy

Georg Stanford Brown ... Black Bum
Iván García ... Mr.Marro
Marilyn Romero ... Candita
Enrique Almirante ... Piel Canela
Reynaldo Miravalles ... Waldo
Enrique Jiménez ... Papín
Farah Alfonseca ... Carmen
Gellerman Baralt ... Pedro
Milena Pezzi ... Teté
Nurin Sanlley ... Mrs.Marro
Karina Noble ... Teresa
Flor de Bethania ... Valdubina
Cesar Henao ... Maxi
Juan Henao ... Leandro
Anisa Guajardo ... Lisa
George Marrero ... Altar Boy
Robert Fernandez ... Jose Carlos
Pedro Cordero ... Manuel
Arturo Cordero ... Miguel Marro
Gyana Mella ... Hooker
Raffi Rivera ... Casino Employee
Isabel Márquez ... Josefina

Hemky Madera ... Young Revolutionary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ernesto Baez ... Capt. Rosado's Bodyguard
Ramses Cairo ... Capt. Rosado's Bodyguard

Sergio Carlo ... Rebel #2
Jessica Mendez ... Little girl

Rodrigo Montealegre ... Reynaldo

Frank Perozo

Tony Plana ... The narrator (voice)
Alfonso Quijada ... Narrator
Hector Then ... Capt. Rosado's Bodyguard

Directed by
Juan Gerard 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Letvia Arza-Goderich  writer
Juan Gerard  writer

Produced by
Víctor Albarrán .... line producer
Letvia Arza-Goderich .... producer
Francesco Belfiore .... associate producer
Jacqueline M. Bello .... associate producer
Peggy Gormley .... co-producer
Eberhard Kayser .... executive producer
Harvey Keitel .... producer
Mario Ohoven .... executive producer
Andrew Pfeffer .... producer
Jennifer Roth .... co-producer
Bonnie Timmermann .... producer
William Vince .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Edesio Alejandro 
José Padilla 
 
Cinematography by
Kramer Morgenthau 
 
Film Editing by
Duncan Burns 
 
Casting by
Letvia Arza-Goderich 
Juan Gerard 
 
Production Design by
Derubín Jácome 
 
Art Direction by
Sorangel Fersobe 
 
Costume Design by
Diana Fernández 
 
Makeup Department
Elio Durán .... hair department head
Magdalena Álvarez .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Mary Garcia Pimienta .... production supervisor
Janet Kendrick .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Gerard .... second unit director
Melanie Grefe .... first assistant director
Ivan Herrera .... second assistant director
Erwin Jaquez .... second assistant director: second unit
Fernando Luciano .... third assistant director
Exile Ramirez .... second assistant director
Gabe Valdez .... second second assistant director
Larry Zience .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sylvia Conde .... property master
 
Sound Department
Antonio Betancourt .... sound
Amy Giammarco .... post audio supervisor
Jim Harrington .... foley artist
Robert Hunter .... technical support sound
Luis Antonio Landrau .... boom operator
Johnny Ludgate .... sound effects editor
Vince Renaud .... sound re-recording mixer
Jo Rossi .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Sheppard .... sound re-recording mixer
Clive Turner .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
José Granados .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
David Fred Masselink .... film I/O coordinator
Adam Stern .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Hank Amos .... stunt coordinator
Nick Brandon .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Blundell .... gaffer
Manuel Cintron .... gaffer: second unit
Edgar Colón .... first assistant camera: second unit
Willie Estrada .... assistant camera
Joel Jaspan .... key grip
Gerald Jimenez .... second assistant camera: b
Jamie Maxtone-Graham .... director of photography: second unit
Abner Medina .... second assistant camera
Carlos Zayas .... camera loader
 
Casting Department
Ed Arenas .... local casting
Enrique Chao .... casting: Dominican Republic
Alison E. McBryde .... casting associate
Gabriel Paulino .... casting assistant
Stephen Vincent .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bibi Delmoral .... head wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Ryan Hogan .... final colorist
 
Music Department
Natasha Duprey .... music clearance
 
Other crew
Matt Lawford .... shortfall insurance
Joan Puma .... script supervisor
Jon Sperry .... dialogue coach
Lourdes Álvarez .... choreographer
Denis O'Sullivan .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dreaming of Julia" - USA (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexual content and language
Runtime:
USA:109 min (Palm Springs Film Festival)
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Juan Gerard tried to film in Cuba, but was unable to obtain permission; hence the film was shot in the Dominican Republic.See more »

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15 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Not good not too bad, 5 May 2005
Author: AzraelGuevara-1 from Peru

If you're expecting to learn something about History and the Cuban Revolution, this is not the movie you want to see. The movie focuses on the life of a boy and how the events of the revolution affect his wealthy family. Since the events of the revolution are unexplained it could give the sense to the viewer that what happened is not complex. There are subtle criticisms of both Batista and Fidel but they are also left unexplained. The US role is not even mentioned. For those that don't know Cuban History, there is different versions of what happened in Cuba (Cubans have one version and Cuban-Americans have another).

Rating

5 - 1 for NOT making the movie in Spanish - 1 for NOT making the movie in Cuba - 1 for the mistakes in acting or directing - 1 for simplistic storyline - 1 for the lack of historical background and explanation + 1 for Harvey Keitel's talent + 1 for Gael Garcia's talent + 1 for having Gael as a Revolutionary + 1 for original story + 1 for having well rounded characters and not making it a Good vs. Evil

= 5

Some of the historic events that are recognized by the great majority of historians that can help as background:

- Batista was a dictator that used torture and widely spread violence to protect his regime and the wealth of the elites. - Fidel Castro had the support of the great majority of Cubans at the time of the Revolution - The revolutionary government did execute about 400 of Batista's close allies. - The revolutionary government did expropriate all the belongings of the wealthy class in the name of the general wealth being.

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