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When his estranged father returns, a hairdresser is forced to quit performing at the local drag club.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Alberto García ...
Mama
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Jesús
Jorge Martínez Castillo ...
Celeste (as Jorge Martínez)
Luis Manuel Alvarez ...
Cindy (as Luis Manuel Álvarez)
Renata Maikel Machin Blanco ...
Pamela (as Renata Maykel Machín Blanco)
Laura Alemán ...
Cecilia
Paula Andrea Ali Rivera ...
Nita (as Paula Ali)
Luis Angel Batista Bruzón ...
Don (as Luis Ángel Batista)
Luis Daniel Ventura Garbendia ...
Kali (as Luis Daniel Ventura)
Maikol Villa Puey ...
William
Oscar Ibarra Napoles ...
Javier (as Oscar Ibarra)
Jorge Perugorría ...
Ángel
Libia Batista ...
Lazara
Tomás Cao ...
Trainer Nestor
Jorge Eduardo Acosta Ordonez ...
Lydia (as Jorge Acosta)
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When everything is for sale, what's the value of love? Jesus does make up for a troupe of drag performers in Havana, but dreams of being a performer. When he finally gets his chance to be on stage, a stranger emerges from the crowd and punches him in the face. The stranger is his father Angel, a former boxer, who has been absent from his life for 15 years. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, Viva becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and become a family again.

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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »
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$48,995 (USA) (29 April 2016)

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$177,062 (USA) (24 June 2016)
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The film was selected as the Irish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. See more »

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El amor
Written by Rafael Pérez Botija
Performed by Massiel
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Ugly Plastic Drag Queen Cliché
19 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Really nothing to recommend about this film. Another clichéd drag queen flick, this time set in Cuba, which implicates a particular flavor of overwrought shrieking and wailing by unappealingly masculine drag performers. Bleak settings, bleak lives, with a paint-by-the-numbers narrative, and unconvincing performances. This film even managed to make Hector Medina unattractive, which is something of an accomplishment. The longer the film went on, the worse it got. 1 star for a few good drag queen insults, 1 star for Hector Medina's potential. But this was almost unwatchable the first time, definitely not something I'd sit through twice.


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