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Cuban Blood (2003)

Dreaming of Julia (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Comedy | 27 January 2006 (Mexico)
The year is 1958, and in Holguín, Cuba, a boy's world is about to change forever.

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Juan Gerard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Keitel ... Che
Iben Hjejle ... Julia
Diana Bracho ... Beta
Gael García Bernal ... Ricky
Gabino Diego ... Armín
Cecilia Suárez ... Dulce
Aline Küppenheim ... Katia
Daniel Lugo Daniel Lugo ... Capt.Rosado
Andhy Méndez ... The Boy
Georg Stanford Brown ... Black Bum
Iván García Iván García ... Mr.Marro
Marilyn Romero Marilyn Romero ... Candita
Enrique Almirante Enrique Almirante ... Piel Canela
Reynaldo Miravalles Reynaldo Miravalles ... Waldo
Enrique Jiménez Enrique Jiménez ... Papín
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The year is 1958, and in Holguín, Cuba, a boy's world is about to change forever.

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexual content and language
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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2006 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuban Blood See more »

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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Juan Gerard tried to film in Cuba, but was unable to obtain permission; hence the film was shot in the Dominican Republic. See more »

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A beautifully made memoir
12 February 2008 | by bijou-2See all my reviews

This film is a lyrical and romantic memoir told through the eyes an eleven year old boy living in a rural Cuban town the year of the Castro revolution. It is an obviously genuine worthy labor of love.

The names CUBA LIBRE and CUBAN BLOOD are merely attempts to wrongly market this as an action film. DREAMING OF JULIA makes much more sense. It has more in common with European cinema than with RAMBO and the revolution is merely an inconvenience to people's daily lives and pursuits. That fact alone makes the film more honest than most works dealing with this time period in Cuban history.

The excessive use of the voice-over narrator does undermine the story but the film makes up for it with unqualified clips from Hollywood films that say so much more visually than the narrator could.

The comparisons to CINEMA PARADISO and are fair game as the film does wax melancholy about movies, but there is an underlying pain at the loss of a lifestyle that surpasses lost love.

The revolution, like the film JULIE, never seems to have an ending.


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