El Medico: The Cubaton Story (2011)

  |  Documentary, Drama, Family

El Medico: The Cubaton Story (2011) Poster

El Medico has to decide between doing his duty to the State, as a doctor fulfilling his mothers dream, or being an artist.


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2 March 2011 | boyt
| The reality surpasses the poem, once again.
I saw this film at the Gothenburg film festival. The themes of the difficult track selection in life under the influence of ones family and friends, is really clear and engaging in this documentary. The act takes place in Cuba, but the basic human instincts are the same worldwide, regardless of politics.

Both El Medico/the artist and Michel/the music producer struggling much of the same things, ie bread on the table and the best for ones family. But they have totally different way to fight for it, crash is inevitable.

It started some sharp and interesting discussions in the cinema foaje immediately following the screening. That's promising and fresh. It was also amazing and fun to note that the movie appeals to audiences across age boundaries. I do not think anyone left the theater unmoved.

Strong movie! Must watch it again.

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Spanish, English, Swedish

Country of Origin

Cuba, Sweden

Filming Locations

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Box Office


SEK12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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