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Barrio Cuba (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 13 July 2007 (Spain)
Over several years, we follow three households and their emotions in a barrio of Havana. Magalis is a nurse, rarely happy. An older man, Ignacio, professes his love for her; her father and ... See full summary »

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Jorge Perugorría
Isabel Santos
Mario Limonta
Adela Legrá
Luisa María Jiménez
Rafael Lahera
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rubén Araujo ... Miguelito
Malena Boijoly ... Bebé de Vivian
Vania Borges ... Amiga de Magalis
Ana Domínguez ... María
Dania Morell ... Mireya
Luis Jorge Mujía ... Dagoberto
Manuel Porto ... Padre del Chino
Sheila Roche ... School teacher
Sué ... Mujer extranjera
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Over several years, we follow three households and their emotions in a barrio of Havana. Magalis is a nurse, rarely happy. An older man, Ignacio, professes his love for her; her father and her brother quarrel over her brother's sexual orientation; she thinks about leaving Cuba. Santo's wife Maria is expecting their first child. Tragedy strikes and Santo leaves, drowning sorrows in alcohol and crime while his son grows up in the care of an aunt wondering where dad is. Vivian and Chino are in love, passionate, but childless. The pressures of a society that demands grandchildren strain their relationship. She tries prayer. Fathers embrace their children. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Who gives a **** about "production values"?
15 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

I couldn't take my eyes off of this amazing movie. The acting was incredible; many times I forgot that it was acting at all, which is what I'm always hoping for, and hardly ever get. The situations were very gut-wrenchingly real, and no one had to explain the political situation to me for me to understand that poverty, hard work, family, sex and music define and shape the lives of these people. I don't know much about "production values", but honestly, who gives a ****? These actors out-did almost every Hollywood movie I've ever seen, and the stories were very poignantly told. People who "laugh embarrassedly" at the emotions displayed by the characters are probably numbed by their over-privileged American lives and unaware that in some other cultures, passionate emotions are much more commonly felt and seen. I woke up this morning still thinking about the characters.


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