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Memories Of Underdevelopment

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Memorias Del Subdesarrollo
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 97
Retail Price: £15.99
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Content Type: Movie

Memories Of Underdevelopment follows Sergio (Sergio Corrieri - Soy Cuba), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women all over Havana before finally meeting Elena (Daisy Granados), a young virgin girl he seeks to mould into the image of his ex-wife, but at what cost to himself?

Even though director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea was a staunch and devoted supporter of the revolution, Memories of Underdevelopment makes a raw and uncompromising analysis of the newly formed system of government. Through a moving blend of narrative fiction, still photography and rare documentary footage, Alea catalogues the intricacies of the early days of the Castro regime; producing a stirring and enigmatic work that feeds from the culture of the very subject it is studying; Cuba.

Special Features:
- Gallery

Video Tracks:
Fullframe 4:3

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Spanish

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Directed By:
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Written By:

Sergio Corrieri
Daisy Granados
Eslinda Núñez
Omar Valdés
René de la Cruz
Yolanda Farr
Ofelia González
Jose Gil Abad
Daniel Jordan
Luis López
Rafael Sosa

Soundtrack By:
Leo Brouwer

Director of Photography:
Ramón F. Suárez

Nelson Rodríguez

Costume Designer:
Elba Pérez

Production Designer:
Julio Matilla

Miguel Mendoza

Mr Bongo Films

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