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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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Credits

Director

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Composer

Leo Brouwer

With

Nelson Villagra, Silvano Rey, Luis Alberto García

Scenario

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Maria Eugenia Haya

Director of Photography

Mario Garcia Joya

Producer

Santiago Llapur, Camilo Vives

More information

Dialogue

Spanish

Countries of production

Cuba

Screenplay based on

"El ingenio" (Manuel Moreno Fraginals)

Year

1976

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