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Before Night Falls

  • The revolution is not what it used to be...

A look at the life of the famous Cuban writer, Reynaldo Arenas. He rose to prominence during Castro's takeover of Cuba. However, his sexual orientation and political views soon aroused the State's displeasure, and he spent 15 years alternating between jail and freedom, before emigrating to the USA.


91 minutes, No persons under 16
Drama, Gay interest, On the Art Circuit

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Credits
Cast
Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn
Director
Julian Schnabel
ScreenplayCunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel, based on the writings and memoirs of Reynaldo Arenas
MusicCarter Burwell, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed
CinematographyXavier Pérez Grobet
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2000
Produced byEl Mar Pictures, Grandview Pictures

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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
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The StarJanine Walker16
Die BurgerHerman Wasserman10
International Media
eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson15
Box Office (USA)Kevin Courrier8
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli15
Total Film (UK)Ceri Thomas10
Film Review (UK)Alan Jones20
Uncut (UK)Nick Hasted10
Empire (UK)Angie Errigo15
IMDB579 Netizens15
Average .. 68%14
Visitor Ratings
Nimesh Shrestha (19) 14
Philippe Lobit 1
Charl Brink (31) 18
Average .. 55%11

Visitor Comments
Philippe Lobit (31): Inconsistent and failed mix of sex, politics, poetry. Demonstrative, pretentious and heavy, a collection of clichés that in the end looks more like a video clip than like a film


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