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Mambí (1998)

CUBA 1898. La guerra cambió su vida, el amor cambió su destino. Carlos Fuentes encabeza el reparto de Mambi. Es Goyo, un joven jornalero canario al que obligan a alistarse en el ejército ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Carlos Fuentes Carlos Fuentes ... Goyo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Acosta-Milian ... Marine U.S.A. (as Carlos Acosta)
Manolin Alvarez Manolin Alvarez ... Don Antonio
Frank Ariola Frank Ariola ... Mambi prisionero
Juan Boscol Juan Boscol ... Mayordomo Baró
Rubén Breñas Rubén Breñas ... Capitán Gonzalo
Antonio Chiu Antonio Chiu ... Lu
Samuel Claxton Samuel Claxton ... Capitán Noda
José Raúl Cruz José Raúl Cruz ... General Weyler
René de la Cruz René de la Cruz ... Saturnino
Álvaro de Luna ... Sargento Arocha
Aramís Delgado Aramís Delgado ... Garzón
Paula Diaz Paula Diaz ... Cleme
Héctor Echemendia Héctor Echemendia ... Fallas
Raúl Eguren Raúl Eguren ... Don Joaquin
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CUBA 1898. La guerra cambió su vida, el amor cambió su destino. Carlos Fuentes encabeza el reparto de Mambi. Es Goyo, un joven jornalero canario al que obligan a alistarse en el ejército para luchar contra los mambises, guerrilleros independentistas, levantados en armas contra España. Goyo es uno de los miles de jóvenes de baja extracción social que, a finales de siglo, fueron reclutados a la fuerza y condenados a pelear hasta la muerte en una isla tan lejana como bella. La historia de Goyo es la de un desertor, pero podría ser la de cualquiera de los isleños - como se conoce a los emigrantes canarios - que durante el siglo XIX convirtieron a Cuba en el destino preferido de su diáspora. Muchos de estos isleños acabarían integrándose con la población criolla, fomentando un nuevo mestizaje y defendiendo los intereses de Cuba frente a la colonia. A través de los protagonistas de uno y otro bando, Mambi la doble cara de un espejo con intereses irreconciliables: España, en el ocaso de su ... Written by Pablo Tellería <patelce@red3i.es>

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Spain

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Spanish

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22 May 1998 (Spain) See more »

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Unusual historical epic
25 April 1999 | by gonz30See all my reviews

The only film that addresses Spain's debacle in 1898 (its loss of the last major colonies, this film deals specifically with Cuba), MAMBI is unique and in many ways unusually realistic, and looks like it was shot on a much larger budget. Unique, since it features talent from the conflicting parties in this war drama, the Spanish and the Cuban MAMBI s, or rebels, and gorgeous cinematography from the story's actual locales, the Canary Islands and Cuba. Also unique and realistic because the film was written and directed by Cuban raised Canary Islanders, and features some of Cuba's and Spain's (notably rising star Carlos Fuentes, the lead character) best talent, artistically and technically. A must for history buffs.


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