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...
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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.
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 »
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 »
Cruel and full of truths
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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