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The Lost City (2005)

 -  Drama  -  16 June 2006 (Canada)
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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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Chocolate (as Alfredo 'Chocolate' Armenteros)
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Alberto Mora
Richard Marquez ...
Rega
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Rodney
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Ricardo Fellove
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Mercedes Fellove
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El Indio
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Minerva
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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 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.

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 June 2006 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

La ciudad perdida  »

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Budget:

$9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,483,955 (USA) (18 August 2006)
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Took 16 years to get made. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[first lines]
Alberto Mora: A message from Pelico.
[gangsters begin shooting]
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Thank you for making this production possible: ... The People of the Dominican Republic, ... The Mayor of Santo Domingo ... See more »

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References The Jimmy Durante Show (1954) See more »

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Yenyere Guma
Written by Justi Barreto
Performed by Cachao and The CineSon All Stars
Published by Peer International Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of CineSon Productions, Inc.
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Andy García's work of love and courage
4 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Critics all over have trashed this movie on account on its politics, angry at the way García has depicted Che Guevara as the real murderer he was, at the way he has portrayed the profound injustices and oppression of Fidel Castro's regime, at the way it does not conform to the sympathetic view Hollywood has always had about the Cuban Revolution. The movie suffers sometimes from the inexperienced hand of a first-time director, the lack of the epic budget it needed, and the poor acting of Inés Sastre but it is not a bad movie, not at all. It's an extremely entertaining film that uses its modest resources with great care to give us a dignified, sincere, notably balanced and very emotional document of the terrible experience of the Cuban people. Don't believe the extremely biased reviews of The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other media. Go and see it. Music lovers will enjoy a splendid mix of popular and classical Cuban music, and a great original score which will make a nice CD.


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