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Habana Blues (2005)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Benito Zambrano

Writers:

Peter Andermatt, Ernesto Chao (as Ernesto Chao Galván) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Yoel Alberto Yoel ... Ruy (as Alberto Yoel García)
Roberto San Martín Roberto San Martín ... Tito
Yailene Sierra 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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Storyline

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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$345,519 (Spain), 1 April 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Caridad
Written by Rolando Berrio
Performed by Juan Antonio Leyva, Alberto Yoel (as Alberto García), Yailene Sierra (as Yailenne Sierra), Ernesto Escalona, Mayra Rodríguez and Tomás Cao
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Don't miss out... It's worth the time... you'll enjoy
17 November 2006 | by agprosySee all my reviews

This is not a movie for u to buy. This is how Cuban "fight" each others, how they deal with love and friendships with deceptions and hopes. Even when this, has been a bit censured and some of the "real" Cuba is still left out. Those that want to find out a bit more of how Cubans live, have to put together this movie and several others. I do recommend Suite Habana and Strawberry and Chocolote (from the more recent history of the Cuban filmography) and Los sobrevivientes and La muerte de un burocrata, older ones. This, as a film, is not as good as Suite Havana and Strawberry... this is a bit more traditional production and follows the scheme of modern Cuban comedies. I gave it an 8 because it does show part of the Cuban way of living (incomplete of course - check above). Music is terrific. Enjoy together with close friends, maybe beer (or even Cuban Rum if at hand). Keep children away though.


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