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79 Ratings


Directed by Sydney Pollack
United States, 1990
Drama, Romance, War


Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her. Shortly after they arrive in Cuba, Roberta and her Cuban husband, the revolutionary Arturo, are arrested and tortured.

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Havana Directed by Sydney Pollack

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1991 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Score

Golden Globes (USA)

1991 | Nominee: Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Critics reviews

In the coda to Havana, set in Key West in 1963, Jack reflects offscreen that “we’ve got our own revolution going [now].” The film is too unfocused to make clear whether this incongruous linkage of the Cuban revolution with U.S. dissidence is supposed to reflect the insight of a plain-thinking visionary or the conclusion of a lunkhead. (I’d opt for the latter, although I suspect that the filmmakers would situate him somewhere between these extremes.)
December 14, 1990
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