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Habana Blues (2005)

Two cuban friends play in a blues band in La Habana. When a spanish music producer offers them a contract to record an album and to build a career in Europe, they will have to decide ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Yoel ...
Ruy (as Alberto Yoel García)
Roberto San Martín ...
Tito
Yailene Sierra ...
Caridad
Mayra Rodríguez ...
Lucía
Ernesto Escalona ...
Carlitos
Marta Calvó ...
Marta
Roger Pera ...
Lorenzo
Osvaldo Doimeadiós ...
Roger
Zenia Marabal ...
Luz María
Laris Vega ...
Betty
Jorge Alí ...
Nelson (as Jorge Ali Pérez)
Félix Pérez ...
René
Aurora Basnuevo ...
Estrellita
Tomás Cao ...
Álex (as Tomás A. Cao)
Giordano Serrano ...
Giordano
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Two cuban friends play in a blues band in La Habana. When a spanish music producer offers them a contract to record an album and to build a career in Europe, they will have to decide between stay in their birthplace with their loved ones or grab the chance of leaving Cuba. Written by Jorge El Innombrable

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18 March 2005 (Spain)  »

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Havanna Blues  »

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$345,519 (Spain) (1 April 2005)
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30 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've just seen this film at the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival and this is truly an Oscar worthy piece of art. The music was great, the story, sad to say, timeless. This film shows the hardships one goes thru in Cuba to make it big and leave the island. The sacrifices and tough choices one must make in order to live the life they feel is best for themselves.

This film has great dialog, and a great cast. After traveling to Cuba for the past four years, it shows the way Cubans live and struggle with certain topics such as honest, cheating, and what friendships are all about.

Not a dry eye in the house after the screening. Honestly, the best film I've seen all year. A must see!


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