6.5/10
36
2 user

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 »
Reviews
13 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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 María Isabel Díaz ... Beba
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
Edit

Storyline

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,

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on play | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Cuba | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 September 1989 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Supporting Roles See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Supporting Roles
8 July 2011 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

Praised by Cuban critics as the best film made in the island during the 1980s, "Papeles secundarios" was a departure from the socialist realism of most productions that had been filmed in the previous decades, but in my opinion it resembled too much the fashionable dramas of those years (as the ones directed by Alan Parker, a much admired director by many Cuban filmmakers, cinephiles and film critics), with ceiling fans, smoky atmospheres, highly contrasted cinematography, and a feeling of chic angst in the midst of generalized poverty. Leading a cast of pretty faces, Luisa Pérez Nieto gave an impressive performance, but she was unfortunately not given good parts after this, and she was lost from sight when she left Cuba.


0 of 0 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

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed