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Leon Ichaso, Orlando Jiménez Leal

El Super

Edition 1980
90' - 1979 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Spanish, English
Director: Leon Ichaso, Orlando Jiménez Leal Composer: Enrique Ubieta With: Raimundo Hidalgo-Gato, Zully Montero, Reynaldo Medina
Slice of life look at Roberto and Aurelia, Cuban exiles living in New York City with their 17-year-old daughter Aurelita. It's February, 1978; the winter is harsh, and for ten years Roberto's been the super of an apartment building, firing up the boiler, repairing windows, moving bags of garbage. He's homesick for Cuba, stuck in repetitive conversations about the Bay of Pigs, Castro, and life back home. He's too depressed to make love to Aurelia, and when his daughter thinks she's pregnant and he receives sad news from Cuba, he makes up his mind to quit the city for Miami. The decision gives him new life, he remembers Aurelia's birthday, and they have a party to celebrate.

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Credits

Director

Leon Ichaso, Orlando Jiménez Leal

Composer

Enrique Ubieta

With

Raimundo Hidalgo-Gato, Zully Montero, Reynaldo Medina

Scenario

Leon Ichaso, Manuel Arce

Producer

Manuel Arce, Leon Ichaso

More information

Dialogue

Spanish, English

Countries of production

Cuba

Year

1979

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