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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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Company Credits

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Mulloy Productions See more »
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Dolby

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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 »

Soundtracks

Habana
Written by Josin Macías Díaz (as Jostin Macias Diaz)
Performed by Josin Macías Díaz (as Jostin Macias), Vladimir Delgado Rodríguez (as Vladimir Delgado)
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Gripping tale of survival in "Una Noche" reviewed at IFF Panama
19 April 2013 | by sinnerofcinemaSee all my reviews

Lucy Mulloy's "Una Noche" (One Night) takes you into the depths of the Cuban culture and exposes how far its main characters are willing to go to find a better life. Daniel Arrechaga, who plays Raul, is an energetic free spirit who's been drowning in the sedentary existence of his mundane job while at the same time trying to sell and trade whatever he can to support his HIV positive prostitute mother. But time is running out as Raul's gets restless and proceeds to unintentionally create a situation for himself that will force him to flee in order to avoid prosecution. His childhood friend Elio (Javier Núñez Florián) and sister Lila (Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre) are in similar desperate situations as they find themselves facing daily austerity in the face of an impending bleak future. Raul's unawareness of Elio's feelings towards him makes matters ever more interesting as both men choose to embark on an odyssey at sea on a made up raft. Their plans are altered by Lila, a sudden addition to their trip. With only a concept and very little to work with, this threesome sets out to sea hoping to survive the treacherous and at times life threatening waters in order find a new life in Miami. All three find themselves in a dicey situation as Lila's menstruation becomes a call to feast from hungry sharks and a catalyst to an unnerving and troubling ending.

The leads performances and fascinating look into surviving a very repressed Cuban society with stern consequences for those who choose to engage in minor infractions, is what makes this remarkable and sexually charged feature a journey you will never forget.


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