7.2/10
92
2 user

Los sobrevivientes (1979)

An aristocratic family decides to isolate themselves from the changes brought by the revolution and begin living History in reverse. A surreal voyage from Socialism to cannibalism.

Writers:

Antonio Benítez Rojo (dialogue), Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1672 Cuban revolutionaries launch an uprising against the Spanish who are occupying the country.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: José Antonio Rodríguez, Raúl Pomares, Silvano Rey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: Salvador Wood, Silvia Planas, Manuel Estanillo
The Silence (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two estranged sisters, Ester and Anna, and Anna's 10-year-old son travel to the Central European country on the verge of war. Ester becomes seriously ill and the three of them move into a hotel in a small town called Timoka.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: Nelson Villagra, Silvano Rey, Luis Alberto García
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After falling pregnant to a pharmacist and refusing to marry, a young woman is thrown from her home and sent to a scrict girls' reform school.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Louise Brooks, Josef Rovenský, Fritz Rasp
Guantanamera (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

It is a satire about life in Cuba. The members of a funeral procession and some truckdrivers who have to take the same route begin to talk about god and the world ending up in discovering ... See full summary »

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío
Stars: Carlos Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Jorge Perugorría
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío
Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Susana, a beautiful young girl living in 1990, is happily looking forward to her forthcoming marriage - and has bought an antique mirror to grace her future home. Three weeks before the ... See full summary »

Directors: Carlos García Agraz, José Luis García Agraz, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Arcelia Ramírez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, María Rubio
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: Bertina Acevedo, Enrique Fong, Miriam Gómez
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A theater director and script-writer falls for a female worker from the Havana docks, but his machismo, social and working conflicts, and the Cuban woman's condition interfere with their ... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: Óscar Álvarez, Mirta Ibarra, Omar Valdés
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Teresa is overwhelmed: with a husband, three young sons, a job as a crew leader in a textile factory, and volunteer commitments as cultural leader of her union. Her husband, Ramón, wants ... See full summary »

Director: Pastor Vega
Stars: Idalia Anreus, Miguel Benavides, Samuel Claxton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrique Santisteban Enrique Santisteban ... Sebastián Orozco (as Enrique Santiesteban)
Juanita Caldevilla Juanita Caldevilla ... Doña Lola
Germán Pinelli Germán Pinelli ... Pascual Orozco
Ana Viña Ana Viña ... Fina Orozco
Reynaldo Miravalles Reynaldo Miravalles ... Vicente Cuervo
Vicente Revuelta Vicente Revuelta ... Julio Orozco
Leonor Borrero Leonor Borrero ... Cuca
Carlos Ruiz de la Tejera Carlos Ruiz de la Tejera ... Manuel Orozco
Yael Teruel Yael Teruel ... Finita Orozco - niña
Lili Rentería Lili Rentería ... Finita Orozco (as Ana Lillian Renteria)
Francisco Puentes Francisco Puentes ... Julio Orozco - niño
Patricio Wood Patricio Wood ... Julio Orozco
Antonio Cortés Antonio Cortés ... Bartolomé Orozco - niño
Jorge Alí Jorge Alí ... Bartolomé Orozco (as Jorge Félix Ali)
Manolito Angueira Manolito Angueira ... Sebastiancillo Orozco
Edit

Storyline

An aristocratic family decides to isolate themselves from the changes brought by the revolution and begin living History in reverse. A surreal voyage from Socialism to cannibalism.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 January 1979 (Cuba) See more »

Also Known As:

The Survivors See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuba

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent little unknown chiller!
21 October 2005 | by ajji-2See all my reviews

I had been trying to find out the title of a creepy film I caught on TV late at night, more than 15 years back (it was broadcast on Doordarshan channel from India). Having stumped even the experts on IMDb Message Boards, I had all but given up hope of finding out, when fate finally decided to take pity on me. Today I've finally tracked down the film whose images have been haunting me since the late 1980s.

The film is about an aristocratic/bourgeosie family living in the countryside in a mansion surrounded by their plantations. One morning the family wakes up to discover that all their slaves and servants have run off, having endured much cruelty and arrogance at the hands of the family. The elders decide that they won't go anywhere for help, and will work on their own lands. Of course, having no experience they soon run out of food. Meanwhile, tensions and jealousy between the family members mounts, culminating in murder. But, as they soon realize in desperation, murder can be helpful in survival...

This is a brilliant (if somewhat morbid) drama/black comedy, directed with assured style, and vividly acted. The final few minutes a text-book example of perfection in minimalism, and are guaranteed to have chills running up your spine. I just wish someone would release this masterpiece on DVD soon. Hell, I would even be thankful for a VHS copy.

my rating: 9/10


17 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed