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Viva Cuba (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 October 2006 (France)
In a tale akin to Romeo and Juliet, the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malu is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Malú Tarrau Broche ... Malú
Jorge Milo ... Jorgito (as Jorgito Miló Ávila)
Luisa María Jiménez Rodríquez ... Jorgito's Mother
Larisa Vega Alamar ... Malú's Mother
Lieter Ledesma Alberto ... Police officer
Sara Cabrera ... Malú's grandmother (as Sara Cabrera Mena)
Pavel García Valdés ... Espeleolog
Albertico Pujols Acosta ... Jorgito's Father
Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti ... Antique Car Driver
Abel Rodríguez ... Malú's father (as Abel Rodríguez Ramírez)
Eslinda Núñez ... Blind woman (as Eslinda Núñez Pérez)
Manuel Porto ... Cab driver
Luis Alberto García ... Espeleolog (voice)
Andy Luis Marquez Alvarez ... Amiguito
Orlandito Poll Pomares ... Manolito
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In a tale akin to Romeo and Juliet, the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malu is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace. Jorgito's mother is a poor socialist that is proud of her family's social standing. She places similar restriction on her son. What neither woman recognizes is the immense strength of the bond between Malu and Jorgito. When the children learn that Malu's mother is planning to leave Cuba, they decide to travel to the other side of the island to find Malu's father and persuade him against signing the forms that would allow it. Written by Erin

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Imaginative, Interesting and Innocent
17 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

I liked this film a lot. It is an easy-going, friendly creation -- not a lot of drama and nothing fearful or anxiety-producing, just a sweet story, which is great as far as I'm concerned. I think anyone would appreciate its genuine humanity. In particular, I loved its ingenuity -- this film is very different from standard Hollywood fare. The opening credits are extremely clever and the magical realism of Latin America was nicely evident. I thought some of the slapstick humor was a little too sophomoric, but there were also some extremely funny moments. The political overtones were occasionally heavy-handed, but the chance for an inside look at the Cuban people makes this film worth the price of admission. The two main actors were children and amazingly good. The filming of the Cuban countryside was first-rate. It is a gorgeous country. There were also a couple of very easy-on-the-eyes guys. (If you see this film, you'll know who I'm talking about!)


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