Before Night Falls


A look at the life of the famous Cuban writer, Reynaldo Arenas. He rose to prominence during Castro's takeover of Cuba. However, his sexual orientation and political views soon aroused the State's displeasure, and he spent 15 years alternating between jail and freedom, before emigrating to the USA.


91 minutes.
No persons under 16 .
Drama, Gay interest, On the Art Circuit

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The revolution is not what it used to be...
The revolution is not what it used to be...

Credits

Cast
Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn
Director
Julian Schnabel
ScreenplayCunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel, based on the writings and memoirs of Reynaldo Arenas
MusicCarter Burwell, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed
CinematographyXavier Pérez Grobet
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in2000
Produced byEl Mar Pictures, Grandview Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
15
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
The Star
Janine Walker
16
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
15
Box Office
Kevin Courrier
8
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
Total Film
Ceri Thomas
10
Film Review
Alan Jones
20
Uncut
Nick Hasted
10
Empire
Angie Errigo
15

What the People say

Internet
579 Netizens
15

Average .. 68%

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Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Nimesh Shrestha (19) 14
Philippe Lobit 1
Charl Brink (31) 18

Average .. 55%

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Visitor Comments

Philippe Lobit (31): Inconsistent and failed mix of sex, politics, poetry. Demonstrative, pretentious and heavy, a collection of clichés that in the end looks more like a video clip than like a film






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