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Memories of Underdevelopment


Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés View All


Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Director), Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Writer) View All

Release: May 17th, 1968
Runtime: 1 hour, 39 minutes
In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs incident, Sergio chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Miami. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women all over Havana. He finally meets Elena, a young virgin girl he seeks to mould into the image of his ex-wife, but at what cost to himself?
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It captures the idea that, although the ways and manners in which we change through life might not be permanent, change itself will always occur, and continue to occur.