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The Waiting List (2000)

Lista de espera (original title)
A desperate group of people wait at a rundown Cuban transit station for the next bus to arrive. The problem is, it never shows up. While a number of busses pass by the station, and others ... See full summary »

Director:

Juan Carlos Tabío

Writers:

Arturo Arango (screenplay), Arturo Arango (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Cruz ... Emilio
Tahimi Alvariño Tahimi Alvariño ... Jacqueline
Jorge Perugorría ... Rolando / the blind man (el ciego)
Noel García Noel García ... Fernandez
Alina Rodríguez Alina Rodríguez ... Regla
Saturnino García ... Avelino
Antonio Valero ... Antonio
Jorge Alí Jorge Alí ... Cristobal
Hiran Vega Hiran Vega ... Pedro Luis (as Hirán Vega)
Mijail Mulkay ... Manolo
Leandro Sen Leandro Sen ... Erick
Saskia Guanche Saskia Guanche ... Katia
Serafín García Serafín García ... Santiago
Amelia Pita Amelia Pita ... Angelina
Assenech Rodriguez Assenech Rodriguez ... Abuela
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A desperate group of people wait at a rundown Cuban transit station for the next bus to arrive. The problem is, it never shows up. While a number of busses pass by the station, and others that are either full or at the end of the line stop by, it soon becomes obvious that the bus everyone was waiting for has left them high and dry. While one of the would-be passengers, Emilio, uses his downtime to win the affections of the beautiful Jacqueline, most of the rest decide that if they're stuck without anywhere to go, they might as well make the station a better place to wait, and they begin forming a plan to turn the decrepit bus terminal into a showplace that people would look forward to visiting. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 June 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Liste d'attente See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A waiting list in a bus terminal of the Eastern part of Cuba
3 January 2002 | by esteban1747See all my reviews

The comedy gives some ideas of the economical problems in Cuba, its objective and subjective difficulties to solve them. The passengers awaiting for a bus, which never comes, got slept and all dream the same thing. In that dream they decided to paint and to restore the terminal, and some couple had time to fall in love. The society is well shown, a young lady trying to go marry a Spanish businessman, a young man dreaming better life, a blind man who is not blind, an egoist and fat man with food stored when the other passengers have nothing to eat, a lady looking for herbs to prepare beverage for everyone, an inmigrant from Canary Islands who loves Cuba as his motherland, a couple with problems (more economical than any other) of living together,a very serious and responsible administrator of the terminal and the extremist who looks only for the directives and not for solving the difficulties. If you want to have a small idea of Cuba you may like to see this film.


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