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Credited cast:
Thais Valdés ...
Carla Pérez
Nacho Lugo ...
Cesar
Daisy Granados ...
Cunda
Paula Ali ...
Cuca
Verónica López ...
Concha
Luis Manuel Iglesias ...
Prof. Calzado
Raúl Eguren ...
El de la Empresa
Edith Massola ...
The Secretary
Octavio 'Churrisco' Rodriguez ...
El administrador
Raúl Pomares ...
El cartero
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susana Alonso
Elena Bolaños
Sara Cabrera
Micheline Calvert
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In Havana, a post office branch is more than a place of bureaucratic rules and regulations to ensure effective public services. This is where Carla Perez works. A young dreamer, this government employee transforms boredom into a 'crossroads of feeling in writing'. More than merely sending and receiving letters, she aims to help her companions in finding happiness and love. Such good will can not go un-rewarded. Her exiled parents in Miami entered her name in the yearly U.S. immigration lottery. Unexpectedly, she receives a notice for her interview to get the 'green card'. Now she will have to opt between a future of her own in Cuba, and a future planned by others in Miami. Written by Gonz30

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Though the movie's main character (Carla Pérez) is fictional, the closing credits include an address where you can write to her. See more »

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Caballo negro
Performed by Dámaso Pérez Prado
BMG music, Mambo, 1995
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C yourself differently
6 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Since we in the United States don't often get to see Cuban movies*, it's refreshing to see "Nada". It portrays a woman named Carla Perez working in a Havana post office opening people's letters and rewriting them so as to make them more comprehensible and even poetic...much to the chagrin of her supervisors (who, if combined, would act like and resemble the Wicked Witch of the West). But this might set in motion a new path for Carla's relationships with people.

Aside from the main plot, the movie gives us a look at the lives of ordinary Cubans, far from the famous images of Fidel Castro and his cabinet. The black-and-white cinematography with a few objects colored gives one - well, gives me, at least - the sense of people feeling somewhat depressed in a world without guaranteed electricity, but trying as hard as possible to pull through.

One thing that I noticed in the movie is that all the characters had names beginning with C (Carla, Cunda, Concha, etc). I wonder what was up with that. It may have had something to do with Cuba beginning with C (along with Cuba's trading partner China).

Overall, worth seeing.

*It seems like this might also be the case in Cuba; I think that most of the movies which they get to see in Cuba come from - where else? - the United States.


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