About

In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs incident, Sergio chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Miami. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women all over Havana. He finally meets Elena, a young virgin girl he seeks to mould into the image of his ex-wife, but at what cost to himself?

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Written by

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Writer)
Edmundo Desnoes (Novel)

Runtime

97 minutes

Country

Cuba

Language

Spanish

Tagline

An intellectual leaves the Cuban revolution and 'underdevelopment' behind only to find himself at odds with the ambiguities of his new life in the 'developed' world.

Cast

Keywords

cuba

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