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Una noche (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 18 January 2013 (Taiwan)
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In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.

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Lucy Mulloy

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Lucy Mulloy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dariel Arrechaga ... Raúl
Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre ... Lila
Javier Núñez Florián Javier Núñez Florián ... Elio
María Adelaida Méndez Bonet María Adelaida Méndez Bonet ... Adelaida
Greisy del Valle Greisy del Valle ... Greisy
Katia Caso Katia Caso ... Hilda (as Katia Caso González)
Lázaro Mario Padrón Ávila Lázaro Mario Padrón Ávila ... Cristal
Liliana Lam Hernández Liliana Lam Hernández ... Plastic Girl 1
Belissa Cruz Pupo Belissa Cruz Pupo ... Plastic Girl 2
Anais Abreu Anais Abreu ... Singer
Yaneisi Martín Baez Yaneisi Martín Baez ... Nurse
Liuda Montes Lado Liuda Montes Lado ... La Gata (as Liuda Motes Lado)
Yuleisy Viciedo Madrigal Yuleisy Viciedo Madrigal ... Yuleisy
Rolando Peña Rolando Peña ... Miguel
Naomi Battrick ... Tiffany
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Storyline

Mired in the nervous desperation of Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. When accused of assault, his only option is to flee. He appeals to his best friend, Elio, to abandon everything and help him reach his destiny, 90 miles across the ocean. Elio's commitment is tested when he is torn between protecting his sister and his own desire to get out. On this one night, full of hope and fraught with tensions, they face the biggest challenge of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Havana... A tourist's playground... Far from paradise. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 January 2013 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Una noche See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,194, 25 August 2013

Gross USA:

$100,887

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,903
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Mulloy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During a layover at Miami airport on the way to promote the film at the 2012 Tribeca Film Featival, actors Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre (Lila) and Javier Nuñez Florián (Elio) defected to seek political asylum in the US. They never actually attended the film premier in New York. The two actors, who played twins in the film, resurfaced and told news outlets they had fallen in love during shooting and that they were now expecting twins of their own. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014) See more »

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Culo
Written by Yansel Gordoldo, La Muma, Lucy Mulloy
Performed by La Muma
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Cuba - The beauty, the poverty, the corruption, the escape
4 November 2013 | by MpirefilmsSee all my reviews

It is a country that lies only 90 miles outside of U.S. borders but decades of political discord have kept the story of Cuba from American eyes. 'Una Noche' the feature film debut of British director Lucy Mulloy, tells the story of three brave, and daring teens who venture to cross the treacherous ocean and prevail against a fate of poverty and injustice.

The cinematography is stirring and captivating. The performances are natural and engaging. Mulloy is a brilliant director who presents a seamless motion picture, tenderly and candidly.

The harsh and bleak trappings of scarcity as well as the joy of family and friends play as the background to a cleverly written love triangle. Adrenaline fuels the urgency of the characters' desperation.

As a viewer you feel as though your passport has been stamped. You've received an all expense paid trip to the pain and the paradise of the communist island nation.

It is a film like no other. You hold your breath and pray for the shore line to be merciful --- and edge closer.


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