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La gran fiesta (1986)

In 1942, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a casino is organizing a farewell party for its patrons, since it's about to be turned into a U.S. Military base. The guests drink, seduce, and gossip, but some also plot against each other.

Director:

Marcos Zurinaga

Writers:

Roberto Gándara (story), Ana Lydia Vega (screenplay and story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Lugo Daniel Lugo ... José Manuel
Cordelia González Cordelia González ... Raquel
Miguel Ángel Suárez ... Vázquez
Luis Prendes ... Don Manuel González
Laura Delano Laura Delano ... Rita Inés
Raúl Dávila Raúl Dávila ... Don Miguel de la Torre
Carlos Cestero Carlos Cestero ... Ángel Luis (as Carlos Augusto Cestero)
Ivonne Coll ... Dona Tula
Maruja Mas Maruja Mas ... Doña Tere
Sully Diaz Sully Diaz ... Mari Tere
Raul Julia ... Adolfo
E.G. Marshall ... Judge Cooper
Julián Pastor Julián Pastor ... Don Antonio Jiménez
Raúl Carbonell Raúl Carbonell ... M.C.
Yeyita Cervoni Yeyita Cervoni ... Party Guest
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In 1942, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a casino is organizing a farewell party for its patrons, since it's about to be turned into a U.S. Military base. The guests drink, seduce, and gossip, but some also plot against each other.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Puerto Rico | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 November 1989 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das große Fest See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zaga Films, Zeta Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

As of September, 2018, all known 35mm copies / elements are gone - the film only exists via the Puerto Rico VHS release from the late 1980s. See more »

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Featured in Cinema Puerto Rico: una antropología visual (2014) See more »

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ONE OF THE BEST PUERTO RICAN PRODUCTIONS
14 June 2004 | by davidbracerSee all my reviews

La Gran Fiesta, " The Great Party", The Great Ball" or " The last Dance" , is one of the best Puerto Rican productions. It was Puerto Rico's candidate to the Oscars in 1985. It has great color, great photography, great music and a great historical script. This is one of my favorite Puerto Rican movies. It is very difficult to find it. Do any of you know where I can find a copy of it. This is a great movie. In this movie you can find some mysteries of the Puerto Rican dilemma, politics and culture. It contains an excellent representation of the struggle of Puerto Rico between two cultures, the Spaniard and the American. A VERY INTERESTING MOVIE! As far as I know the movie was last years showed in a cinema festival in Chile.


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