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Papeles secundarios (1989)

An aging actress gets trapped in the generational conflicts and political scheming of a well-known but decaying theater company and loses her career and the hope of ever loving again. ... See full summary »

Director:

Orlando Rojas

Writers:

Osvaldo Sánchez (screenplay), Osvaldo Sánchez (story) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luisa Pérez-Nieto Luisa Pérez-Nieto ... Mirta
Ernesto Tapia Ernesto Tapia ... Pablo
Rosita Fornés ... Rosa Soto
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Alejandro
Leonor Arocha Leonor Arocha ... María
María Isabel Díaz Lago María Isabel Díaz Lago ... Beba (as María Isabel Díaz)
Francisco Gattorno ... Ángel
Carlos Cruz Carlos Cruz ... López-Treto
Miriam Socarras Miriam Socarras ... La Mulatonga
Paula Ali Paula Ali ... Jefa del Sindicato
Leonor Borrero Leonor Borrero ... Old actress
Micheline Calvert Micheline Calvert ... Micheline
Elio Mesa Elio Mesa ... Old Actor
Dolores Pedro Dolores Pedro ... Rosa Soto's secretary
Edith Massola Edith Massola ... Young Mirtha
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An aging actress gets trapped in the generational conflicts and political scheming of a well-known but decaying theater company and loses her career and the hope of ever loving again. Selected one of the 100 Best Latin American Films of All Times (#29), Poll of Latin American Critics (1996). Cuban entry as Best Foreign Film for Oscars, 1990. Chosen as Best Cuban Film of the decade of 1980's by National Critics Association,

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Landmark Cuban film of the 80s.
6 November 2002 | by marionaitoSee all my reviews

Considered by almost all Cuban critics as the most outstanding film from this country in the 80s, Papeles secundarios is important for changing the stereotypic vision held officially before by Cuban cinema. Its daring treatment of the intimate conflicts of a mature actress in a group theater as a symbol of the struggle for a personal achievement in life is combined with dramatic complexities of a love story with a young newcomer actor. A difficult and inspired film beautifully photographed.


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Country:

Cuba | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 September 1989 (Spain) See more »

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