Fires Within (1991)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller


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Released after years as a political prisoner, a Cuban rejoins his wife and daughter in Miami.


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  • Vincent D'Onofrio and Greta Scacchi in Fires Within (1991)
  • Greta Scacchi and Jimmy Smits in Fires Within (1991)
  • Vincent D'Onofrio and Greta Scacchi in Fires Within (1991)
  • Greta Scacchi and Bertila Damas in Fires Within (1991)

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25 June 2006 | leslieann-1
8
| slim but reasonable film
Beautiful film that is skewered not only by the distracting editing, as your previous commentator mentions, but also by the confused message...anti-Castro Cubans in the USA are numerous, but we have learned - often from the movies, like Scarface or that excellent film about a gay Cuban poet who flees Cuba - that there are many ambiguities in that life - they are simplified and reduced here too much. Isabel is very passive and perhaps traumatised to an extent that is not really illuminated. it is a terrific idea that the Cuban husband is a mild-mannered type and that the American who saved her from the sea is hot - interesting to watch; in fact, also, it is the American (d'Onofrio) who makes the point of the film, that is so under-stated and ambivalent - that the Cuban husband must choose between politics and his family. the film is interesting and exasperatingly under-stated. this could have been developed into something far more intriguing - one other good point: it is fascinating to see Hispanic Miami in all its glamour and tawdriness, however. overall, the film is really underdeveloped.

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