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Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
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Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
Original name: Fresa y chocolate
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Cuba, Mexico, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Havana, Cuba, 1979. Flamboyantly gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David, an idealistic young communist, and fails dismally. But David conspires to become friends with Diego so he can monitor the artist's subversive life for the state. As Diego and David discuss politics, individuality and personal expression in Castro's Cuba, a genuine friendship develops between the two. But can it last? Strawberry and Chocolate became an instant hit when it was released, and has become a classic of Cuban cinema due to its charming and authentic exploration of a connection between two people under historical circumstances that seem levelled against them.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, clever, semi serious, political, melancholic, sexual, sexy, reflective ...
Plot: communism, friendship, politics, gays and lesbians, gay, friends, love and romance, platonic, fall in love, love affair, gem, human nature, gender, sexual content, profanity, artist, student, lgbt, friendship between men, male homosexuality, male friendship, gay slur, drinking alcohol, drinking, art ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1979
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america

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Guantanamera (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Duration: 83 min.
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Duration: 108 min.
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Duration: 97 min.
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