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Conducta (2014)

Aging teacher Carmela has a special heart for pupils from broken homes and is challenged by the headmaster to follow up 12 year old Chala which is infatuated in Yeni. They are both poor, and has severe home troubles.

Director:

Ernesto Daranas

Writers:

Ernesto Daranas, Ania Molina (collaboration) (as Ania Molina Alonso)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alina Rodríguez Alina Rodríguez ... Carmela
Yuliet Cruz ... Sonia
Armando Miguel Gómez Armando Miguel Gómez ... Ignacio
Miriel Cejas Miriel Cejas ... Maria
Sílvia Águila Sílvia Águila ... Raquel
Idalmis Garcia Idalmis Garcia ... Mercedes (as Idalmis García)
Tomás Cao Tomás Cao ... Carlos
Roque Moreno Roque Moreno ... Policía
Anniet Porte Anniet Porte ... Mirta (as Anniet Forte)
Aramís Delgado Aramís Delgado ... Asesor
Armando Valdés Freire Armando Valdés Freire ... Chala
Amaly Junco Amaly Junco ... Yeni
Yoan Angarica Yoan Angarica ... Yoan
Richard Andrade Richard Andrade ... Richard
Cristian Guerra Cristian Guerra ... El Niño
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Aging teacher Carmela has a special heart for pupils from broken homes and is challenged by the headmaster to follow up 12 year old Chala which is infatuated in Yeni. They are both poor, and has severe home troubles.

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Country:

Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

January 2014 (Cuba) See more »

Also Known As:

Behavior See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,731
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Official submission of Cuba to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

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Carmela: Every year, I have a Chala in my class. None of them has ever been stronger than me, because, at heart, they are all children. There are four things you need to bring up a child: a home, a school, rigor and affection. But outside that door, there's the street, and a teacher needs to know what's waiting for them out there. In the past, life was clearer, and I knew what I was preparing my students for. Now, the only thing clear to me is what not to prepare them for.
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A great Film with an important message
4 April 2015 | by FelixMaterSee all my reviews

Conducta - Behaviour This film starts with powerful images and the authentic energy of the young talent Armando playing Chata. This film is not just a actual insight view of the Cuban social reality and its change, this film is much more. This film is statement.

First it needs to be mentioned that the performance of the actors especially the play of the young actors is absolutely world class. Congratulations to the casting department.

The story, or better the multiple stories that are told during this 108 minutes fits. Every narrative makes sense. No minute is lost. Writing, acting, shooting, music - everything was created on a very high level.

But why is this film a statement.

This film offers for everyone and everywhere on this earth a lesson to learn. This lesson is created around Carmela, the teacher. It is a story of courage against cowardice. A story about real and authentic humanism against the brutality of indifference. The counterpart of the moving behavior of Carmela is played great by Silvia Águila in the character of the social worker Raquel.

This universal lesson is: It is easy to follow rules, laws and prejudices. Everywhere and in every social system we have those that hide themselves behind political correctness, adjusted unit and titles. In the name of nice labels as for example child care they bungle into the life of other humans. A bad but widespread behavior.

A great film. Highly recommended.


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