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Bitter Sugar

Director: Leon Ichaso
Writers: Leon Ichaso and Orestes Matacena
Director of Photography:Claudio Chea
Editor:Yvette Piñeyro
Music:Manuel Tejada
Production Designer:Liliana Soto
Producers:Leon Ichaso and Jaime Piña
First Look Pictures; NR; 102 minutes
Release:2/97
Cast:René Lavan, Mayte Vilán, Larry Villaneuva and Miguel Guitiérrez

One of the few young Cubans left who support Castro's socialist revolution, Gustavo (Lavan) has hope for a united Cuba. But his optimism erodes when his scholarship to a Prague university falls through, he starts to listen to his rebellious brother (Villaneuva), who injects himself with the AIDS virus as a political protest, and his girlfriend (Vilán) will only marry him if they leave Cuba.


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