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 ...
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This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea,
Juan Carlos Tabío
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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
Excellent. Very representative of the actual situation in Cuba
This is a very ingenious plot, combining elements from reality and fiction, Tomas Gutierrez Alea (Titon) shows the whole isle of Cuba and the socio-economic environment after the Cuban dollarization, the contrast between the dogmatic official position, and the hard reality of the Cuban people. Is a great monument to all anonimous Cubans struggling day after day for surviving in a very dogmatic and unfair society. To me it is very difficult to believe that the Cuban government let this movie be produced inside of Cuba, knowing that they try to control any negative information outside of the country about the Cuban society. I think that this was the last Titon movie, he passed during the movie filmation. Directing this movie inside Cuba should be a riskiy issue.
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