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IT HAPPENED IN HAVANA (CUBA COUP, DER)

IT HAPPENED IN HAVANA
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"Playing Swede" is slang in Cuba for pretending not to know or playing the innocent one. And the German crook Bjoern is quite good at it. He goes incognito in the Cuban metropole as a Swedish professor of literature in order to dart the European police. Of all places, he finds an adoptive family in a retired policeman's household. And on top of that, he falls in love with the daughter. But this doesn't prevent him from going about his criminal ways. The local street gangsters suffer most of all, as Bjoern takes away their "work". When the police fail to catch him, Havana's underground world takes it upon itself to hunt down the competition.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Daniel Díaz Torres
Screenplay Eduardo del Llano
Cinematography Raul Perez Ureta
Guillermo S. Maldonado
Gerado Garcia, Edesio Alejandro
Evelio Delgado
Cast Mijali Mulkay, Ketty de la Iglesia, Coralia Veloz, Enrique Molina, Peter Lohmeyer, Rogelio Blain
Producers Angel Amigo, Camilo Vives, Rainer Kölmel
Production Company ICAIC/Havana, in co-production with Starhaus Filmproduktion/Munich, in association with IGELDO KOMUNIKAZIOA/San Sebastian, IMPALA/Madrid
Length 105 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Spanish
Subtitled Versions German, English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2001, Havana Film Festival New York & Chicago 2001
Awards Audience Award & UPEC Cultural Circle Award Havana 2000
German Distributors STUDIOCANAL/Berlin, STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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