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Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015)

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In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.

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Bob Yari
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Giovanni Ribisi ... Ed Myers
Joely Richardson ... Mary Hemingway
Adrian Sparks Adrian Sparks ... Ernest Hemingway
Minka Kelly ... Debbie Hunt
Shaun Toub ... Evan Shipman
James Remar ... Santo Trafficante Jr.
Anthony Molinari ... John Fletcher
Jeff Jonas ... Jim Miller
Roger Zamudio Roger Zamudio ... Sinsky
Roque Moreno Roque Moreno ... Luis Herrara
Joseph Bertót ... Roberto Herrara
Alexis Díaz de Villegas ... Paxtchi Ibarlucia
Rodrigo Obregón ... Lucas
Orian Suarez Orian Suarez ... Juan
Lorenzo Castillo Lorenzo Castillo ... Rene
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Storyline

Directed by the Producer of the Academy Awarding Winner "Crash and "The Illusionist", "PAPA Hemingway In Cuba" is a true story about the relationship between Miami journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi) and legendary writer Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). Set during the Cuban revolution, the film co-stars Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly with a cameo by Hemingway's granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway. "PAPA: Hemingway In Cuba" was shot on location in Havana and inside Hemingway's estate, Finca Vigia. It is the first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since 1959. Written by Anonymous

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Hemingway's Untold Story

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality, some violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mariel Hemingway (Woman Guest) is the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway. See more »

Goofs

The characters of Ernest Hemingway and Ed Myers are wearing Ray Ban sunglasses with the logo on the lens. Ray Bans did not put logos on the lenses until 1982. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ed Myers: [narrating] In the way of things, fathers are by tradition in compassion supposed to leave their sons at least a little legacy of wisdom to help them get through life. But I don't remember my father ever saying anything memorable. Except those seven words he said that Christmas season, when I was four years old.
Ed's Father: Wait here, son. I'll be right back...
Ed Myers: I grew up an orphan, like many other children abandoned during the Depression.
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Soundtracks

Non, je ne Regrette rien
Music by Charles Dumont
Lyrics by Michel Vaucaire
Performed by KnightsBridge
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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User Reviews

 
I don't agree with the negative reviews of this movie
5 May 2016 | by cruzanheartSee all my reviews

Well, okay, maybe the one about continuity -- I had a hard time following the time line of how long Ribisi's character was in Cuba each time ("returning on Tuesday" seemed awfully short compared to everything that happened while he was in Cuba), but I'll overlook that in favor of the story and the excellent acting by the cast. I feel that Adrian Sparks portrayed Papa in all of his flawed, tortured glory without going over the top. The audience senses the churning volcano beneath the surface that occasionally bursts forth. After reading "Hemingway in Love" this past winter, I had a greater depth of understanding for the unresolved guilt and regret that Papa carried in his later years. Joely Richardson was perfect as Mary, a woman who actually had a very interesting life all on her own but who was perpetually in the shadow of the great man. Giovanni Ribisi played his role quite well -- any woodenness belonged to the character and his repressed feelings of abandonment, not to the actor's characterization. Loved the movie, and now must read the book!


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Official Sites:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Papa See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$475,224, 1 May 2016

Gross USA:

$1,115,615

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,153,690
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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