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by Guido Giansoldati


A black comedy set in the decaying and dusty atmosphere of the port area of Havana, where two clumsy and improvised criminals (Pepe and Matias) unexpectedly find themselves with 2 kilos of cocaine in their hands, after they unintentionally kill a drug courier. The package of cocaine is their passport to the elite-level of criminality in Havana, which is represented by El Yuma, a wanna-be gangster who is rather influenced by the USA trash/pulp culture.

international title: Malabana
original title: Malavana
country: Italy, Cuba
sales agent: Minerva Pictures Group
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Guido Giansoldati
film run: 85'
release date: ES 11/07/2003
screenplay: Guido Giansoldati, Leonardo Padura, Daniel Chavarria
cast: Fabio Sartor, Silvia Aguila, Luis Alberto Garcìa, Victor Molina, Lorenzo Castillo
cinematography by: Oscar Valdés
film editing: Massimo Fiocchi
art director: Erik Grass Marrero
costumes designer: Liz Alvarez, Adriana Frattini
music: Alberto Tafuri, Lester A. Martinez García
producer: Andrea Magnoni, Guido Giansoldati, Vieri Nissim
production: La Bola Productions, ICAIC (CU)
distributor: Sherlock Films S.L.
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