The Lost City (2005)

R  |   |  Drama  |  26 May 2006 (USA)
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In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Armenteros ...
Chocolate (as Alfredo 'Chocolate' Armenteros)
Alberto Mora
Richard Marquez ...
Franklin Dominguez ...
Lieutenant Dario
William Marquez ...
Luis Fellove
Doña Cecilia Fellove
Don Donoso Fellove
Ricardo Fellove
Mercedes Fellove
El Indio
Amelia Vega ...


In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the night-club owner to flee to New York. Written by Anonymous

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A place you leave is a place that lives forever.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ciudad perdida  »

Box Office


$9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$191,560 (USA) (28 April 2006)


$2,483,955 (USA) (18 August 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Took 16 years to get made. See more »


Meyer Lansky and the rest of the mob already had large and legal casinos in Cuba. He would have had no need for a side room in a nightclub. See more »


[first lines]
Alberto Mora: A message from Pelico.
[gangsters begin shooting]
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Crazy Credits

Thank you for making this production possible: ... The People of the Dominican Republic, ... The Mayor of Santo Domingo ... See more »


References The Jimmy Durante Show (1954) See more »


Limbo Jazz
Written by Duke Ellington
Performed by Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins
Published by Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP) & Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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30 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As an American of Cuban parents, I had always heard the political rhetoric about Cuba as I was growing up. All the while I longed to see this beautiful island which my parents sadly left behind. Though Andy Carcia's film was not filmed in Cuba (it was filmed in the Dominican Republic) it gave me a chance to see a "Cuba" I had only heard about. As for the film itself, the conflicts of family, politics and love in the film is beautifully portrayed to reflect what has been a painful truth to a great number of Cubans. I definitely recommend this to all, Cubans and non-Cubans alike. I hope Mr. Garcia gets due recognition for this beautiful body of work. By the way... Is there an accompanying soundtrack album? The music was phenomenal!

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