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Guantanamera (1995)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama | 4 July 1997 (USA)
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 »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Cruz Carlos Cruz ... Adolfo
Mirta Ibarra Mirta Ibarra ... Georgina
Jorge Perugorría ... Mariano
Raúl Eguren Raúl Eguren ... Candido
Pedro Fernández Pedro Fernández ... Ramon
Luis Alberto García Luis Alberto García ... Tony
Conchita Brando Conchita Brando ... Yoyita
Suset Pérez Malberti Suset Pérez Malberti ... Iku
Assenech Rodriguez Assenech Rodriguez ... Grieving Woman
Luisa Pérez-Nieto Luisa Pérez-Nieto ... Marilis (as Louisa Pérez Nieto)
Idalmis Del Risco Idalmis Del Risco ... Hilda
Ikay Romay Ikay Romay ... Wina
Mercedes Arnáez Mercedes Arnáez ... Vivian
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ... Justo (as Jose Antonio Espinosa)
Alfredo Ávila Alfredo Ávila ... Tirso
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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 that life for both groups has many similarities as well as a lot of differences depending on the point of view. Written by Volker Boehm

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Comedy | Drama

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Cuba | Spain | Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guantanamera - Eine Leiche auf Reisen See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$73,703, 25 July 1997

Gross USA:

$751,478, 7 December 1997
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Final film directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. See more »

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Adolfo: There are always problems. And there are always solutions.
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Only all too high-spirited road movie
8 February 2001 | by Mort-31See all my reviews

When his wife's aunt dies, mortician Adolfo uses the opportunity to show his political talent by trying out a new, very „communist` way of transporting the body. On the way, lots of different things happen to him, the dead body, his wife and the aunt's mourning admirer, and Adolfo is close to getting mad because he fears he won't be able to realize his time schedule. His character is good for a smile.

The Cuban film „Guantanamera` wants to be everything: comedy, romance and a satire on the communist system in Cuba. It's half-baked but ... nice. And I was surprised about the actors: they did a good job and obviously they enjoyed it.


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