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Garcia's directorial debut is a 20-year, overextended labor of love. Set in 1958 Havana, the old-fashioned saga focuses on the three Fellove brothers and their reactions to the Batista dictatorship and Castro's revolution. Fico (Garcia), the eldest, is an apolitical nightclub owner who wants life to go on as it always has, while his two younger brothers, Luis (Carbonell) and Rico (Murciano), believe in violent change. Politics not only divides the family but soon shatters their comfortable existence, leading Fico into exile from his beloved home (as it did for Garcia's own family). The numerous musical interludes are only in Spanish.

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Running time 143 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Cuba, Period Piece: 1950s, Nightclubs, Family Drama, Politics, Period Piece: 1940s, Brothers & Sisters, Historical Drama, Communists & Communism
Screenplay
G. Cabrera Infante
Cast
Andy Garcia, Nestor Carbonell, Enrique Murciano, Richard Bradford, Steven Bauer, Dustin Hoffman, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Tomas Milian, William Marquez, Bill Murray, Elizabeth Pena, Millie Perkins, Tony Plana, Ines Sastre
Cinematography
Emmanuel (Manu) Kadosh
Director
Andy Garcia
Music
Andy Garcia
Other
Stephan Von Hase, Christopher Cibelli, Carlos Menendez, Sylvia Conde, Deborah L. Scott, Waldemar Kalinowski
Producer
Jr. Frank Mancuso, Andy Garcia, Cineson, Lions Gate, Crescent Drive Pictures

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The Lost City was a strange medley of Politics, family ties, and most of all, Cuban dances. And that's mostly what this movie is going to be about. Passing between the scenes of the family discussing with each other, and the rebels fighting against the government were the very elaborate and native and not so native Cuban dances. Don't get me wrong, there were many elements to the movies besides the dancing, but that's just one thing you should expect from this movie. Moving on to the historical content, The Lost City portrayed the shifting of regimes and rebellion in Cuba, as well as the shift from 1950 to 1960 in Cuba and America smoothly, treading with subtlety around the topic of whether Castro or the previous head were good or bad leaders. Though it was a serious movie, with its share of gore, police brutality, a touch of comic relief, brought to you by the unnamed comedian and the lightly funny antics around the club dances balance out the seriousness of the other parts in the movie. Well, I didn't expect too much from this movie at all, at first mistaking its title for something off Indiana Jones, but overall, its a so-so movie, with a few gun fights, elegant dances, a chase scene here and there, and the tension of family ties to catch your attention. Although, its not nearly enough to keep you from selling your dvd copy of this movie a few days later.