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Defiant Souls

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Running time
94 min.
Cuba Cuba
Fernando Pérez, Laura Cazador
Philippe Heritier
Raul Pérez Ureta
Bohemian Films, ICAIC
Synopsis / Plot
1819. Enrique Faber, a Swiss surgeon, lands in Cuba in search for his son. After a few weeks of investigation, he is told that his son was burnt alive in the attack on a plantation led by a slave revolt. Enrique Faber does not believe this. He settles in Baracoa and carries on with his research. His success as a doctor and his marriage to Juana, a young strange and attractive pariah from the area soon create jealousies. Malicious rumours immediately spread about his high-pitched voice and his fragile appearance. One night, he comes across four men sent by a slave trader. They undress him and discover that Enrique is a woman... Enrique is thrown into jail. Soon begins the most scandalous trial of Cuban colonial history. Based on a true story
2020: Platino Awards: Nominated for Best Art Direction
2019: Málaga Spanish Film Festival: Official Selection
2018: Havana Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
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