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Mira Nair

The Perez Family

Edition 1995
113' - 1995 - Drama, Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Mira Nair Composer: Zbigniew Preisner With: Marisa Tomei, Anjelica Huston, Alfred Molina
This film follows the lives of a group of Cuban immigrants in the United States. After twenty years of captivity in a Cuban jail, Juan Raul Perez hopes to return to his wife Carmela and his now grown-up daughter Teresa in Miami. Now that freedom finally has become reality, he wants to rebuild his life and family. However, on the boat over, Juan meets Dottie Perez, a flamboyant ex-prostitute who dreams of rock and roll and John Wayne. When they arrive in the United States, an immigration official erroneously lists Juan and Dottie as married...

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Mira Nair


Zbigniew Preisner


Marisa Tomei, Anjelica Huston, Alfred Molina


Robin Swicord

Director of Photography

Stuart Dryburgh


Robert Estrin


Michael Nozik

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"The Perez Family", Christine Bell



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