Una Noche

paulojunior85 By paulojunior85, 30th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/14mnm4e3/
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It should be noted a detail of the film. The characters walking on the edge of Havana, where the breakwater called the malecon, a wall where you can sit and listen to the sound of the sea, sometimes feeling the splash of salt water splashing on the sidewalk. Unique place, extremely attractive and emblematic.

Una Noche

The film's director Lucy Mulloy is the result of an unusual partnership between Cuba and the United States. In the ideological war that the two countries waging for decades, the cinema has always been an important tool to defend the point of view of each. Shot in Cuba by an American director, One Night has a little explored critical bias, geared more toward corroborating stereotypes.

Because it is an island, the connection between Cuba and other countries is easily controlled. This, added to the more than fifty years of embargo helps to distort both the vision that the world has to Cuba, as the Cubans have of other cultures, especially the enemy neighbor.

After a long period of economic prosperity, thanks to political and economic ties with the Soviet Union, Cuba had to pay the price of not having to industrialized. Today, with the economy based on tourism, the country is experiencing the dilemma of maintaining the ideals of the revolution - with the country returned to his people - valuing tourists who inject money into the economy.

This scenario makes room for the story of the protagonist Elio (Javier Nuñez Florian), who works in the restaurant of the Hotel Nacional, earn little and dreams of the chance to go to Miami. What could be a teenage daydream gains urgency when his friend Raul (Dariel Arrechaga) strikes an tourist and places to escape to the United States as the only solution to avoid being arrested.

The dream of both is based on the idealization of the unknown. Economically Cuba faces many difficulties, as well as its Caribbean neighbors, and is characterized by a strong state, tried to allocate limited resources in areas that bring benefits to the population. What seduces Elio and Raul is the material wealth that Miami can offer.

The only character who tries timidly bring hope into reality is Lila (Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre), Elio's sister. In a speech little explored, since it could be better developed even being made by a teenager, she indicates that the exploitation of labor will also take place in Miami, with the aggravation of not having certain existing benefits on the island, such as free health care.

Is the responsibility of those who watch realize that, just as adolescents idealize a reality ignoring what is not convenient to dreams, we are also guided throughout most of the film to an exaggerated bias.

Without committing the innocence of thinking that Cuba lives today just as in the economic summit of the 80's, we must remember that a direct comparison between Cuba and the United States is completely inappropriate. Much more plausible, although unusual, it would be a comparison between realities and similar stories. There Cubans willing to try to cross ninety miles in a precarious raft and this is a serious problem to be avoided, however, is a reality that draws attention - beyond the political factor - because Cuba is an island.

Thinking that Latinos from all countries, including Brazil, combine all their savings to travel to Mexico and from there try to cross the land border to the United States, many dying due to extreme heat in the cab of a truck, or shot by border guards, we note that the immigration problem goes beyond the war appearances between Cuba and the United States.

Pinching examples of economic success amid the sea of Latinos operated in the United States ratifies the image of a land of prosperity and model to be followed by other countries, ignoring the fact that the individual's point of view, for every success story there a mass of compatriots in the opposite situation; and the state's point of view, the US economy is sustained - among other things - by the poor countries debt interest.

Night is an interesting film, but as the first work of the director, makes clear the inexperience and the untapped potential that needs to be addressed by those who watch the film so that it does not turn into a pamphlet of indoctrination, like so many Hollywood examples.

It should be noted a detail of the film. The characters walking on the edge of Havana, where the breakwater called the malecon, a wall where you can sit and listen to the sound of the sea, sometimes feeling the splash of salt water splashing on the sidewalk. Unique place, extremely attractive and emblematic.

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author avatar tafmona
30th Nov 2014 (#)

a very nice post over here

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30th Nov 2014 (#)

Thanks a lot for the your comment!

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