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Release Date: December 22, 2000Running Time: 125 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $4,221,817.00
Genre: Adaptation, Biopic, Drama


Javier Bardem

Johnny Depp

Olivier Martinez

Andrea Di Stefano

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The story of Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas. Raised in the Oriente Province of Cuba in the 1940s, Arenas began his life-long love of the sea and water. Leaving home as a young adolescent, he moves to Havana where he finds himself swept up in the revolutionary spirit and joins a circle of writers and artists. His first novel, "Singing from the Well," is published in Cuba, but as Castro's oppressive regime gathers force, Arenas' homosexuality and political writing make him a target. After being falsely accused of molestation, Arenas is arrested and imprisoned at El Morro. Eventually released from prison after dehumanizing treatment, Arenas flees Cuba in the 1980 Mariel Harbor boatlift... Full Summary >>