R | | Biography, Drama, Romance
The life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas.
Olivier Martinez's first English speaking role. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino were offered the role of great Cuban man of letters, Lezama Lima. The part was finally played by a friend of Julian Schnabell, who was the Global Art Executive of the David Rockefeller Founded Chase Bank Art Collection.
What do you want?
Cuban Police Officer: What do I want... First of all, I want Carlos to frisk this guy.
Reinaldo Arenas: But he's not even dressed.
Police Officer: What's your name?
Reinaldo Arenas: My name? Franz Kafka.
Police Officer: Hm. You think I am ignorant?
Police Officer: Have any of you ever heard of a Camp called La Isla de Joventud?
Police Officer: Then ...
The UK version is cut by 18 secs to remove a shot of a live bird caught in a noose.
English, Spanish, Russian, French
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