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Memories of Underdevelopment ()

Memorias del subdesarrollo (original title)
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A Cuban man cycles through his repressed opinions and memories as the threat of foreign invasion intensifies and the rest of his family retreats to Miami.

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Sergio Carmona Mendoyo
Daisy Granados ...
Elena
Eslinda Núñez ...
Noemi
Omar Valdés ...
Pablo
René de la Cruz ...
Elena's brother
Yolanda Farr
Ofelia González
Jose Gil Abad
Daniel Jordan
Luis López
Rafael Sosa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eduardo Casado Revuelta
René Depestre ...
Himself / Panelist
Edmundo Desnoes ...
Himself
Pello el Afrokán
Jack Gelber ...
Himself
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Himself
Gilda Hernández
Fausto Pinelo
Beatriz Ponchova
Gianni Toti ...
Himself / Panelist
Julio Vega
René Villarreal
David Viñas ...
Himself / Panelist

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Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

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Edmundo Desnoes ... (novel "Memórias Inconsolables")
 
Edmundo Desnoes ... (screenplay)
 
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea ... (writer)

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Miguel Mendoza ... producer

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Leo Brouwer

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Ramón F. Suárez

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Nelson Rodríguez

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Julio Matilla

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Elba Pérez

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Isabel Amézaga ... makeup artist

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Jesús Hernández ... first assistant director
Ingeborg Holt Zeeland ... first assistant director

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Carlos Fernández ... sound
Germinal Hernández ... sound
Eugenio Vesa ... sound

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Luc Chessex ... still photographer
Rodolfo López ... camera operator
José Luis Rodríguez-Venegas ... still photographer (as José Luis Rodríguez)

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Roberto Riquenes ... animator

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Manuel Duchesne Cuzán ... musical director

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Plot Summary

Sergio (Sergio Corrieri), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women all over Havana before finally meeting Elena (Daisy Granados), a young virgin girl he seeks to mould into the image of his ex-wife, but at what cost to himself? Written by Mr Bongo

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Also Known As
  • Memories of Underdevelopment (World-wide, English title)
  • Memories of Underdevelopment (United States)
  • Mémoires du sous-développement (France)
  • Az elmaradottság emlékei (Hungary)
  • Inconsolable Memories
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  • 97 min
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Trivia Alea was heavily influenced in his style by Alain Resnais' Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cinema of the Humble (1983). See more »

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