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The King of Havana

5.0
970
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Original title
El Rey de La Habana
Year
Running time
125 min.
Country
Spain Spain
Director
Screenwriter
Agustí Villaronga (Novel: Pedro Juan Gutiérrez)
Music
Joan Valent
Cinematography
Josep M. Civit
Cast
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Producer
Bord Cadre Films / Canal + España / Esencia Films / Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals / Ibermedia / ICAA / Pandora Cinema / Televisión de Galicia / Televisión Española (TVE) / Tusitala P.C
Genre
Drama | 1990s. Teen/coming-of-age
Synopsis / Plot
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 humour 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.
Awards
2015: San Sebastian Film Festival: Best Actress (Yordanka Ariosa)
2015: Goya Awards: 3 nom., Screeplay, Cinematography & New Actress (Ariosa)
2015: 4 Gaudí Awards: including Best Cinematography and Editing. 12 nom.
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