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Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015)

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In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.

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Debbie Hunt
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John Fletcher
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Jim Miller
Roger Zamudio ...
Sinsky
Roque Moreno ...
Luis Herrara
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Roberto Herrara
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Paxtchi Ibarlucia
Rodrigo Obregón ...
Lucas
Orian Suarez ...
Juan
Lorenzo Castillo ...
Rene
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Directed by the Producer of the Academy Awarding Winner "Crash and "The Illusionist", "PAPA Hemingway In Cuba" is a true story about the relationship between Miami journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi) and legendary writer Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). Set during the Cuban revolution, the film co-stars Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly with a cameo by Hemingway's granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway. "PAPA: Hemingway In Cuba" was shot on location in Havana and inside Hemingway's estate, Finca Vigia. It is the first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since 1959. Written by Anonymous

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Hemingway's Untold Story

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality, some violence and nudity
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Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA)  »

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Papa  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$475,224 (USA) (29 April 2016)

Gross:

$1,115,516 (USA) (10 June 2016)
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2.39:1
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Trivia

Mariel is to PAPA's right at the birthday dinner scene. See more »

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The rotary dial phones are correct, but the twirl cords did not appear in Cuba until later in the '60s. See more »

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Apretando En Lo Oscuro
Written by Neiver a. Alvarez (as Neiver A. Alvarez) and Jesus 'El Nino' Alejandro (as Jesus A. Perez-Alvarez)
Performed by Alvarez, featuring Martín Padilla
Courtesy of LMS Records
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I don't agree with the negative reviews of this movie
5 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, okay, maybe the one about continuity -- I had a hard time following the time line of how long Ribisi's character was in Cuba each time ("returning on Tuesday" seemed awfully short compared to everything that happened while he was in Cuba), but I'll overlook that in favor of the story and the excellent acting by the cast. I feel that Adrian Sparks portrayed Papa in all of his flawed, tortured glory without going over the top. The audience senses the churning volcano beneath the surface that occasionally bursts forth. After reading "Hemingway in Love" this past winter, I had a greater depth of understanding for the unresolved guilt and regret that Papa carried in his later years. Joely Richardson was perfect as Mary, a woman who actually had a very interesting life all on her own but who was perpetually in the shadow of the great man. Giovanni Ribisi played his role quite well -- any woodenness belonged to the character and his repressed feelings of abandonment, not to the actor's characterization. Loved the movie, and now must read the book!


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