In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ...
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In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the oppressive Communist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the night-club owner to flee to New York City.
Written and Performed by Cachao
Published by Foreign Imported Productions & Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Universal Music LLC
Under license from CineSon Productions, Inc. See more »
The movie has a great story, and if you lived in Cuba during the late 50's and early 60's, you will be able to relate to it vividly. Both, my wife and I liked the movie but we felt it was too long. Andy Garcia could have done a better job editing this movie. The events were pretty accurately portrayed and there were many intense moments. Since I'm Cuban and my wife is Irish, I was able to relate to the historical part of the movie, while my wife had a lot of questions (what did the flag with the #26 represent?, what happened to the parents? etc...). I also felt Andy should have picked better songs for this movie. There was a lot of Afro-Cuban music, but not much cha-cha-cha, mambo, danzon, son, etc... which were typical type of music during that time, especially in cabarets. Overall, I gave it a 7 and my wife a 6.5.
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