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El Medico: The Cubaton Story (2011)

 |  Documentary, Drama, Family  |  2011 (Cuba)
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El Medico has to decide between doing his duty to the State, as a doctor fulfilling his mothers dream, or being an artist.


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Credited cast:
Raynier Casamayor Griñán ...
El Medico
Michel Miglis ...
The Western Music Producer


Two men struggle in Cuba. El Medico, a young Cuban doctor and musician, is trying to get a better life for his family. Michel, a European music producer, wants fame and fortune. It is a fight between two minds; One sees the music as an authentic expression of Cuban culture and history, the other sees it as a commercial product to be sold by any means necessary. Caught in this clash of views is also Coquita, the young dancer whose dreams are ruined because Michel thinks she is not sexy enough, and El Medico's Mother who thinks her son is betraying the revolutionary ideals that she suffered for. El Medico realizes that being Michel's product is not his dream, but he has to decide between doing his duty to the State, as a doctor fulfilling his mothers dream, or being an artist. Written by Thomas Allercrantz

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Can a capitalist music producer and a communist doctor and artist work together?



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Winner as Best Documentary at New York international Latino Film Festival, announced 19th of August 2012. See more »

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The reality surpasses the poem, once again.
2 March 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Gothenburg film festival. The themes of the difficult track selection in life under the influence of ones family and friends, is really clear and engaging in this documentary. The act takes place in Cuba, but the basic human instincts are the same worldwide, regardless of politics.

Both El Medico/the artist and Michel/the music producer struggling much of the same things, ie bread on the table and the best for ones family. But they have totally different way to fight for it, crash is inevitable.

It started some sharp and interesting discussions in the cinema foaje immediately following the screening. That's promising and fresh. It was also amazing and fun to note that the movie appeals to audiences across age boundaries. I do not think anyone left the theater unmoved.

Strong movie! Must watch it again.

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