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Personal Belongings (2006)
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Personal Belongings (2006)
Original name: Efectos personales
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of leaving Cuba. These Star-crossed lovers long to be together, they are pulled apart by different dreams rooted in different countries. In his directorial debut, Alejandro Brugués offers his personal view on the insistently revisited theme in Cuban art and literature - emigration and the laceration that it implies.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, impossible love, romance, love and romance, fall in love, couples, society, immigrants, introspection, hopes, couple relations, bittersweet, unfulfillment, nudity (full frontal - brief), starting over, unfulfilled love, car, male nudity, shower
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america

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Duration: 125 min.
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