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El rey de La Habana (2015)

Recently escaped from reformatory, young Reinaldo struggles to get by in the streets of Havana in the late 90s, one of the worst decades for Cuban society. Hopes, disillusionment, rum, good... See full summary »

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Agustí Villaronga
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maikol David Maikol David ... Reynaldo, the King (as Maykol David Tortoló)
Yordanka Ariosa ... Magda
Héctor Medina ... Yunisleidi
Ileana Wilson Ileana Wilson ... Fredesbinda
José María Kimbo José María Kimbo ... Gravedigger (as José María Sánchez)
Chanel Terrero Chanel Terrero ... Yamilé
Jonathan Maravilla Jonathan Maravilla
Lia Chapman ... Daysi
Jazz Vilá ... Raulito
Reina Oviedo Reina Oviedo
Daniel Luciano Daniel Luciano
Luis Orlando Olarreaga Luis Orlando Olarreaga
Yessica Ramos Quezada Yessica Ramos Quezada
Hamlet Hiraldo Frías Hamlet Hiraldo Frías
Jean Luis Burgos Jean Luis Burgos ... Nelson
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Recently escaped from reformatory, young Reinaldo struggles to get by in the streets of Havana in the late 90s, one of the worst decades for Cuban society. Hopes, disillusionment, rum, good humor and above all hunger, accompany him in his wanderings, until he meets Magda and Yunisleidy, survivors like himself. In one or the other's arms, he will try to escape the material and moral misery surrounding him, living love, passion, tenderness and uninhibited sex to the limit. Written by lament

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Spanish

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Der König von Havanna See more »

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Opening Weekend:

€40,526 (Spain), 16 October 2015, Limited Release
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Trivia

The painting depicting a lady in red, which in the movie is supposed to be a rare Pablo Picasso painting, was done by Manolo Campoamor, acclaimed multimedia artist and former singer of influential proto- punk Spanish band Kaka de Luxe, See more »

Goofs

The truck that runs along the street with a loudspeaker is a 2005 Hyundai Porter, a model launched eight years after the setting. See more »

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Cruel and full of truths
1 November 2016 | by colarusso-1See all my reviews

This film is an excellent adaptation of the novel of Pedro Juan Gutiérrez. The novel and the film depicts the misery of Cuba when the Soviet Union ceased to exist. Maybe things there are better today, but the communist censorship prevented the world from seeing what was happening in the country. Impressive as the screenwriter and director were faithful to the book. Hell on communist Cuba where prostitution and crime are essential for survival. As for the film actors are excellent and convincing. Apparently unable to shoot in Cuba, and the footage was shot in the Dominican Republic. Cruel good and true film. An excellent complement to an important book.


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