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Lost City (Blu-ray)

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Andy Garcia (Modigliani) stars and makes his directorial debut in a passionate and historical tribute to his native Cuba. Havana in 1958 is a place of pleasure for many, but others are not happy under the rule of dictator Fulgencio Batista. As the revolutionary forces of Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara prepare to move on the city, Fico Fellove (Garcia) - owner of the city's classiest music nightclub, El Tropico - struggles to hold together his family and the love of a woman (Ines Sastre), not knowing that his club will become more than just a stage for popular entertainment. Observing all is The Writer (Bill Murray) an expatriate American who sees Fico being drawn into events as the revolution changes everything. Though Fico watches a culture vanish and a people transformed, it is his love of Cuban music that keeps his memories alive. Co-starring Dustin Hoffman and Steven Bauer. Written by Cuban novelist Guillermo Cabrera Infante.

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Studio Magnolia Pictures
SKU 204064133
UPC 876964000727
UPC 14 00876964000727
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/24/2007
Rating Rating
Actors
Name Garcia,Andy
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Cast & Crew
Andy Garcia - Director
Andy Garcia - Actor
Bill Murray - Actor
Christopher Cibelli - Editor
Dustin Hoffman - Actor
Emmanuel Kadosh - Cinematographer
Frank Mancuso, Jr. - Executive Producer
Guillermo Cabrera Infante - Writer
Ines Sastre - Actor
Joe Drago - Producer
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Andy Garcia's "The Lost City" feels like the distillation of countless conversations and family legends, rehearsed from time immemorial by Cubans who fled their homeland and sought to re-create it in their memories...I enjoyed Murray and his scenes, but the character doesn't fit with the rest of the film. Fico Fellove is not a particularly witty or sunny character and does not suffer fools gladly...There is romance and some action, but it is not a romance or an adventure film; it is a personal version of what happened in Cuba and what it felt like at the time.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Variety
Review To leave or not to leave weighs heavy on the denizens of "The Lost City," actor-director Andy Garcia's melancholic ode to his native Cuba during the revolutionary late-1950s. On and off drawing boards for nearly two decades, this longtime dream project for Garcia and late novelist-critic Guillermo Cabrera Infante (who died in February) emerges as a handsomely produced, deeply passionate, but seriously flawed historical epic whose reach far exceeds its grasp. Somewhere inside this overlong, sometimes engaging, often tedious affair, there may be a solid, 100-minute movie...
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Reviewer Scott Foundas
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Garcia,Andy
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
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Michael Willington, Chicago Tribune Throbbing with music, seething with romance...
Stephen Farber, Movieline Vibrant, Excellent, Entertaining. Passion burns through every frame!
Todd Hill, Newhouse News The best movie I've seen so far this year...

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