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Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas (1991)

A satire about the life of the Cuban people. Alicia, a culture instructor, is sent to a small town "Maravillas", which is itself an exaggerated, but very ingenious reflection of the real ... See full summary »

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Aldo Busto Hernández (as Grupo Nos-y-Otros), Luis Felipe Calvo Bolaños (as Grupo Nos-y-Otros) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Thais Valdés Thais Valdés ... Alicia Diaz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanessa Carballido Vanessa Carballido ... A little girl
Carlos Cruz Carlos Cruz ... Perez
Idalmis Del Risco Idalmis Del Risco ... The Woman in Red
Argentina Estevez Argentina Estevez
Jorge Losada Jorge Losada
Jorge Martínez Jorge Martínez
Pedro Martínez Pedro Martínez
Reynaldo Miravalles Reynaldo Miravalles
Enrique Molina Enrique Molina
Raúl Pomares Raúl Pomares
Alberto Pujol Alberto Pujol
Nieves Riovalles Nieves Riovalles
Judith Rodriguez Judith Rodriguez ... A little girl
Alina Rodríguez Alina Rodríguez
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A satire about the life of the Cuban people. Alicia, a culture instructor, is sent to a small town "Maravillas", which is itself an exaggerated, but very ingenious reflection of the real Cuba. The adventures that she has there are almost as crazy and senseless as the ones lived by the other Alice (in Wonderland), reflecting the indoctrination, coercion, absolutims, and many other everyday problems in Cuban society. Written by Denis Bello Urizarri

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Cuba

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Spanish

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October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice in Wondertown See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Alice still lives here
17 June 2009 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

A weird spin on "Alice in Wonderland" portrays a woman moving to a small Cuban town to be a drama teacher, only to discover that it's the town to which people get sent as punishment. There's something wrong with everything about the place! I figure that "Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas" was intended as a satire on life in Cuba. Mostly, it comes across as the sort of movie that Terry Gilliam (or Jean-Pierre Jeunet) would have made.

Next year, Tim Burton has his own version of Lewis Carroll's story coming out (starring Anne Hathaway, Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman). I will certainly be eager to see it, but it'll be hard-pressed to attain the bizarre feeling created by this version. I certainly recommend this one. It looks as though one pill does make you small after all...


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