The Twelve Chairs
- Original title
Las doce sillas
- Running time
- 94 min.
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Ugo Ulive (Novel: Ilya Ilf, Yevgeni Petrov)
Ramón F. Suárez (B&W)
Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC)
Comedy | Cuban revolution
- Synopsis / Plot
- When her country is taken over by socialist revolutionaries, a wealthy woman can't bear to give up all of her wealth and possessions to the new government, so she hides all of her treasures in the 12 chairs of a dining-room set. After her death her nephew finds out what she had done and, since the chairs had been "nationalized" and are now in the possession of a dozen different people, he sets out to track them down and get the treasures he believes rightfully belong to him.
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