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La muerte de un burocrata = The death of a bureaucrat

Author: Tomás Gutiérrez AleaMargarita AlexandreRamón F SuárezAlfredo del Cueto AlonsoSalvador VudAll authors
Publisher: New York : New Yorker Video, ©1991.
Series: Cuban cinema.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : SpanishView all editions and formats
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Sarcastic and humorous portrayal of Cuban bureaucracy as seen in the story of a man's mounting frustration with his fruitless attempts to procure the pension of a recently-deceased uncle. A hilarious account of the tyranny of red tape in Cuba. The comedy begins with a sculptor who is buried with his union card. The widow needs his card to get her pension. A nephew is sent to get permission to exhume the body. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Feature films
Foreign films
Drama
Films
Films for English speakers
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea; Margarita Alexandre; Ramón F Suárez; Alfredo del Cueto Alonso; Salvador Vud; Manuel Estanillo; Silvia Planas; Gaspar de Santalices; Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica.; Center for Cuban Studies.; New Yorker Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 27795209
Language Note: In Spanish with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally released by the Center for Cuban Studies as a motion picture in 1966.
Credits: Música, Leo Brower ; director de la fotografía, Ramón F. Suárez.
Cast: Salvador Wood, Silvia Planas, Manuel Estanillo, Gaspar de Santalices.
Description: 1 videocassette (87 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Cuban cinema.
Other Titles: Death of a bureaucrat
Responsibility: Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematogrʹaficas (ICAIC); Producción, Margarita Alexandre ; Tomas G. Alea, director del filme ; argumento, T.G. Alea ; guión, Alfredo L. del Cueto, Ramón F. Suárez y T.G. Alea.

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Sarcastic and humorous portrayal of Cuban bureaucracy as seen in the story of a man's mounting frustration with his fruitless attempts to procure the pension of a recently-deceased uncle. A hilarious account of the tyranny of red tape in Cuba. The comedy begins with a sculptor who is buried with his union card. The widow needs his card to get her pension. A nephew is sent to get permission to exhume the body. A social satire.

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