Gustavo is a young Havana Communist who believes in the revolution; he hopes for a scholarship to study aeronautical engineering in Prague. But his faith in the new Cuba is tested: his ...
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Gustavo is a young Havana Communist who believes in the revolution; he hopes for a scholarship to study aeronautical engineering in Prague. But his faith in the new Cuba is tested: his father, a psychiatrist, can make four times as much playing piano at a hotel for foreigners; his sweetheart, Yolanda, wants a career as a dancer and longs for the riches of Miami; his younger brother Bobby simply wants to play rock music, and as a result is in constant trouble with the authorities. When Bobby takes a shocking step of revolt and Gustavo is refused service at a foreigners-only bar, the contradictions in his resolve to become a "new man" push him to the breaking point.Written by
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A very shocking movie.
This was, indeed, a very shocking movie. It shows the life inside Cuba as no movie has done before. The scene in which Bobby and his friends infect themselfs with AIDS is very disturbing since you know there´s no other way the authorities are going to listen to them. Also, the fact that the movie is filmed in black and white gives a more penetrating feeling.
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