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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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Country:

Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice in Wondertown See more »

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Finest satire
28 March 2005 | by ddcnewsSee all my reviews

In the last 15 years, some remarkable Cuban films were made that criticized aspects of the Cuban society, being "Strawberry and Chocolate" probably the most known of them and people might think it is also the most critical one.

But only "Alicia en el pueblo de maravillas" dares the unthinkable: it puts Fidel Castro and the role of his Comunist Party in the target of the critics. No one else did this before.

I have seen this film full of metaphors at least 3 times. Each time I discover new details. It requires a deep knowledge of the Cuban society and history to unveil the many symbols.


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