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 »
Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.
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
Garcia's first draft of the script was 306 pages. It was later trimmed to 120 pages. See more »
50 minutes in the movie there is a scene where Fico interrupts Pizzi's dinner. You see Fico with a burning cigarette in the mirror's reflection. He pulls his cigarette from his mouth. Then the camera angle switches directly on him and you see him with a non-burning cigarette in his mouth. When you see Fico's reflection again the cigarette has disappeared from his mouth. See more »
This movie is done within a specific framework where a Hollywood expectation of values would encounter a clash of perspectives due to its uniqueness. Taking into account certain limits such as budgetary restrains etc. and what appears to be a lack of support by the mainstream media in our country (USA) for this type of projection it seems to me an almost colossal achievement on the part of Mr. Garcia to produce and direct this classic of all films. The Lost City reminded me of a Dr. Shivago of the Caribbean done with incredible charm, taste and subtleness. This is not just a work of art but an act of love which cuts through the midst of a cultural maelstrom of rejection which every Cuban lover of justice and freedom has had to endure. Yes Andy you have achieved your goal and done it to perfection. Cuba and all lovers of freedom will forever commend you. Enrique E. Oliver
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