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The Last Supper (1976)

La última cena (original title)
A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nelson Villagra Nelson Villagra
Silvano Rey Silvano Rey
Luis Alberto García Luis Alberto García
José Antonio Rodríguez José Antonio Rodríguez
Samuel Claxton Samuel Claxton
Mario Balmaseda Mario Balmaseda
Idelfonso Tamayo Idelfonso Tamayo
Julio Hernandez Julio Hernandez
Tito Junco Tito Junco
Andrés Cortina Andrés Cortina
Mirta Ibarra
Manuel Puig
Elio Mesa Elio Mesa
Francisco Borroto Francisco Borroto
Luis Salvador Romero Luis Salvador Romero
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During Holy Week at the end of the eighteenth century, a count visits his Havana sugar mill on a day a slave has run away. The count tells his cruel overseer, Don Manuel, to pick 12 slaves who will be guests at the count's table. Don Manuel objects, but to no avail. The twelfth guest is the recaptured runaway. During the dinner, using religious analogies, the count lectures his guests on the perfect happiness possible in slavery. They in turn tell stories and make requests. He promises no work on Good Friday, but he leaves early that morning and Don Manuel rousts the slaves for a long day cutting cane. They rebel. Which side will the count take? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 November 1977 (Cuba) See more »

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Three-dimensions of historical romance
28 February 2006 | by nyc848484See all my reviews

Willie,

The fact that you are of Afro-Cuban descent makes you no more credible a source than Kenneth. What any of this has to do with American arrogance or sensibilities is anyone's guess as I am not even sure that Kenneth is an American. Your assumptions that he is either arrogant, misinformed or that any of these traits are representative of Americans in general are asinine at best and say much about your own ignorance. Further, slavery was a brutal institution everywhere that it festered. The idea of a master kissing the feet of any slave is noteworthy regardless of what European language the master spoke. That being said, the movie was exceptional!


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