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Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

La última cena (The Last Supper)

Edition 1980
120' - 1976 - Historical, Drama - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea Composer: Leo Brouwer With: Nelson Villagra, Silvano Rey, Luis Alberto García
During Holy Week at the end of the 18th century, a count visits his Havana sugar mill on a day a slave has run away. The count tells his cruel overseer, Don Manuel, to pick 12 slaves who will be guests at the count's table. Don Manuel objects, but to no avail. The twelfth guest is the recaptured runaway. During the dinner the count uses religious analogies to lecture his guests on the perfect happiness possible in slavery. They in turn tell stories and make requests. He promises no work on Good Friday, but he leaves early that morning and Don Manuel rouses the slaves for a long day of cutting cane. They rebel. Which side will the count take?

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Tomás Gutiérrez Alea


Leo Brouwer


Nelson Villagra, Silvano Rey, Luis Alberto García


Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Maria Eugenia Haya

Director of Photography

Mario Garcia Joya


Santiago Llapur, Camilo Vives

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Countries of production


Screenplay based on

"El ingenio" (Manuel Moreno Fraginals)



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