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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 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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Cuba

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Spanish

Release Date:

3 November 1977 (Cuba) See more »

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The boring testament
11 January 2010 | by Hans GrobSee all my reviews

In the introductory and the ending part, the play is enthralling, but unfortunately the medium part consists of 'the last meal', during which the landowner tries to explain the bible to the uneducated slaves. They react by making jokes about this metaphysics and by replying with their own cultural convictions.

After half an hour of eating, drinking and preaching, the landowner himself falls into sleep, as is the audience inclined to. This is what Hitchcock denounced as 'shooting the faces of people who are talking'.

To sum up: 2 hours is too much for this content, 1 1/2 would have been better.


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