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The Lost City
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Directed By
Andy Garcia

Written By:
Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Cast:
Steven Bauer, Richard Bradford, Nestor Carbonell, Andy Garcia, Dustin Hoffman, Tomas Milian, Enrique Murciano, Bill Murray, Elizabeth Peña, Millie Perkins, Tony Plana, Julio Oscar Mechoso, William Marquez, Inés Sastre

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The Lost City (2006)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
November 7th, 2007

Misses the real story of Cuba

Watching this film, I am so reminded of Casablanca. Like Rick, Fico Fellove (Andy Garcia) is seemingly oblivious to the oppression and evil that surrounds him, only concerned with running his nightclub. Unlike Rick, Fico never changes and only connects with the enemy to save his brother or his friend.

The movie is just too darn pretty. It presents a Cuba that may be familiar to the upper class and the rich American tourists, and neglects to mention the Cuba that demanded a revolution. This Cuba, one of poor, uneducated peasants that were in virtual slavery on sugar and tobacco plantations and women who sold themselves to tourists, is seen only in Mikhail Kalatozov's Soy Cuba, which will be released in a deluxe edition this month.

If you want to see a great movie on the violation of human rights under Castro, the you need to see Before Night Falls.

The movie worth watching for Garcia's performance and the performances of Dustin Hoffman, Bill Murray, and Elizabeth Peña, as well as some great Afro-Cuban music.

It probably did great box office in Miami.

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