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The King of Havana (2015)

El rey de La Habana (original title)
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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... See full summary »


Agustí Villaronga
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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


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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Release Date:

16 October 2015 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Der König von Havanna See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€40,526 (Spain), 16 October 2015, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »

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super film
2 June 2016 | by manu_m-96076See all my reviews

I made great effort to watch this movie .but it was worth trying .very realistic and cruel side a life is shown . characters portrayed very beautifully and the acted well. one can say if this is life no one wants it . I never thought such low level poverty can make people do. some scenes in the film are very shocking , like shitting in a room on a paper and throwing it away in the street . some scenes are real sexy and interesting . a must watch film . if I could get it English version . I don't understand if this is cuba the che has fought to make . what the Cuban revolutionaries and leaders want to make it . they just want the country and not its people . its a slap on Cuban leaders face that they can't prosper being such a small country .

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