Two cuban friends play in a blues band in La Habana. When a spanish music producer offers them a contract to record an album and to build a career in Europe, they will have to decide ... See full summary »

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Benito Zambrano

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Peter Andermatt, Ernesto Chao (as Ernesto Chao Galván) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Yoel ... Ruy (as Alberto Yoel García)
Roberto San Martín ... Tito
Yailene Sierra ... Caridad
Mayra Rodríguez Mayra Rodríguez ... Lucía
Ernesto Escalona Ernesto Escalona ... Carlitos
Marta Calvó ... Marta
Roger Pera Roger Pera ... Lorenzo
Osvaldo Doimeadiós Osvaldo Doimeadiós ... Roger
Zenia Marabal Zenia Marabal ... Luz María
Laris Vega Laris Vega ... Betty
Jorge Alí Jorge Alí ... Nelson (as Jorge Ali Pérez)
Félix Pérez Félix Pérez ... René
Aurora Basnuevo Aurora Basnuevo ... Estrellita
Tomás Cao Tomás Cao ... Álex (as Tomás A. Cao)
Giordano Serrano Giordano Serrano ... Giordano
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Two cuban friends play in a blues band in La Habana. When a spanish music producer offers them a contract to record an album and to build a career in Europe, they will have to decide between stay in their birthplace with their loved ones or grab the chance of leaving Cuba. Written by Jorge El Innombrable

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Drama | Music

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Habana Blues
Written by José Luis Garrido, Enrique Ferrer Orsini (as Enrique Ferrer), Dayan Abad and Equis Alfonso
Arranged by Juan Antonio Leyva
Performed by Habana Blues
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A good musical
12 November 2009 | by JamesSindingSee all my reviews

This film starts off poor underground music players that you think are never going to make it, and you think that is the only story to the film; but when you get further into the film you see a large part of the Cuban culture. There are people that do not want to sell out and going to a country where it is easier to get popular, there are people that want to get popular at any cost, and there are people that must leave in order to better their family. This film is great at portraying this, because it is not over dramatized.

The theme of music is a little overwhelming in the film because music is constantly being played to the point where it should be classified as a musical; but the music is very culturally sound with Cuban sounds, this keeps the viewer interested in watching the film. The music plays along with the plot, and gets poppy when the movie is exciting, and slower romantic music when the film is trying to portray intimacy.

The actors are pretty good; the main actor goes through many changes through the film. From wanting to do drugs, sex, and rock & role, to towards the end, wishing that he were more of a family provider; he knows at the end that he must let go of something to keep another. These decisions at the end is what made the film for me, it makes it real, and not over dramatized; which makes the viewer relate more.


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Spain]

Country:

Spain | Cuba | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Havanna Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

Cienfuegos, Cuba See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,740,917
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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