Amor de hombre Love of man

Language and/or Subtitles: Spanish
Format: DVD 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Call Number  SPANISH DVD Amor
Gustavo (Rene Lavan) is an engineering student born and raised in Cuba who strongly believes in his nation's socialist ideals at a time when those ideals are crumbling around him. His girlfriend, Yolanda (Mayte Vilan), dreams of emigrating to Miami and making a life for herself as a professional dancer. His father, Tomas (Miguel Gutierrez), is a respected psychiatrist who he can barely support himself working at a state-run institution; he moonlights as a jazz pianist, where he makes four times his medical salary playing for tips to tourists at a nightclub. And his brother Bobby (Larry Villanueva) is a rock musician whose long hair and defiant posture have made him an enemy of the state and an outspoken opponent of Castro's regime; when yet another of his performances is shut down and his equipment is confiscated by police, Bobby, in an extreme act of protest, publicly injects himself with HIV-tainted blood, making clear that when presented with the slogan of "socialism or death," he would prefer the latter. Azucar Amarga was a highly personal project for director Leon Ichaso, a emigre from Havana who has offered one of the few portraits of Cuban unrest in the 1990s from a Cuban point-of-view. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Series International film festival (Series)
Subjects Friendship -- Drama.
Gay men -- Drama.
Feature films.
Publisher Philadelphia, PA :TLA Releasing,2003
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Love of man
Contributors García Serrano, Yolanda, screenwriter, director.
Iborra, Juan Luis, screenwriter, director.
Delgado, Pastora, producer.
León, Loles, actor.
Occhipinti, Ardrea, actor.
Sánchez, Pedro Mari, actor.
Río, Armando del, actor.
Álvarez, Roberto, 1956- actor.
Sánchez, Roma, actor.
Cabrero, Jesús, actor.
Otegui, Sergio, actor.
Pagan, Jose Manuel, composer.
Vertigo Films (Firm), production company.
TLA Releasing (Firm), production company, publisher.
Participants/Performers Loles León, Ardrea Occhipinti, Pedro Mari Sánchez, Armando del Río, Roberto Alvarez, Roma Sánchez, Jesús Cabrero, Sergio Otegui.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Paco Feminía ; editor, José Salcedo ; music, José Manuel Pagan.
Audience Not rated.
Language Spanish
In Spanish, with English subtitles.
Notes Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Special features: chapter selection, original theatrical trailer; TLA Releasing trailers.
System Details DVD; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1567302297
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