An outrageous comedy about a group of radical anarchist squatters who inadvertently overtake the Cuban Embassy in Madrid at the very same time that Fidel Castro announces Cuba's first democratic elections.


(as Ray García)

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Credited cast:
Mario Arias ...
Manu Berástegui ...
Sara Deray ...
Luciano Federico ...
Ismael Fritschi
Javier Gurruchaga ...
Daniel Huarte ...
Hugo Huerta ...
José Luis López Vázquez ...
El Abuelo
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Rodolfo Sancho ...
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Idelfonso Tamayo ...


When a family of anarchist squatters is violently evicted from their "cultural centre" thanks to an overzealous reporter, a reckless car chase leads them to the doors of the Cuban Embassy in Madrid where a media frenzy has begun following Fidel Castro's announcement of Cuba's first democratic elections. Smelling an opportunity for international attention to their cause, the bunch of radical misfits lock the doors of the building and embark upon an "ideological occupation" of the Cuban Embassy. Aided by an ambitious diplomat and Cuba's political upheaval, they manage to create an international scandal in this outrageous comedy which pokes fun at Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolution, the squatter movement, the media and the police. A movie for the MTV generation, Cuba Libre pulls no punches as it takes on political hypocrisy with acidic wit and biting humour Written by Anonymous

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Drinks, not dictators!





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Cuba was not a democracy under Fidel? That is a dishonest premise.
5 February 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie is based on the dishonest premise that Cuba is not already democratic, and that Fidel Castro has not been elected numerous times.

That is a common capitalist myth, which ignores the fact of the 1976 People Power constitution, and the concomitant political system.

In Cuba, workers in workplaces and people in communities meet and vote on issues, and elect representatives to regional assemblies. This system is so democratic that the voters can recall those representatives and elect new ones before the next general elections, if those representatives do not do what the voters want.

Then, at the regional level, representatives meet and discuss and vote on regional issues, and elect representatives to the national assembly.

Those national assembly representatives meet and discuss and vote on national issues, end elect representatives to the Cuban government executive. Until recently, they continued to vote for Fidel Castro as president in each election. Then after Fidel Castro resigned from the presidency, they elected Raul Castro as president (Raul Castro had previously been elected many times to be vice-president).

Thus you can see that Cuba is a democracy - a socialist democracy - and the film's premise is dishonest, and promotes the capitalists' myth that Cuba is "undemocratic".

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