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Smoking Cuban Style (Kubanisch rauchen)

Smoking Cuban Style

Paul and Bernd have established the basis for a joint existence by opening up a small antiques store. Paul acts as the financial manager of the two, Bernd knows all about antiques and has various connections. Paul takes out his share of the start-up capital from the bank - with the father of his long standing girlfriend Eva vouching for him. Bernd borrows his share from his boss and paternal friend Dragan. All is well until one night Bernd introduces Paul to Lisa. What was thought of as a harmless diversion from Paul's rather married bliss develops into a full-blown affair and a danger: if Eva finds out about Lisa, the financial footing of the antiques store will be at risk. For Paul is slowly but surely prepared to forget about everything for Lisa: the shop, Eva, and especially the credit. The more Bernd tries to set matters straight, the more things come undone...


Stephan Wagner was born in Mainz in 1968 and studied at the film and television department of the Academy for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna from 1990-1996. His films include Letzte Freiheit (short, 1990), Sushi (short, 1992), Grosswildjagd (short, 1992), Nachtbus (short, 1995), Der Taxichauffeur (documentary, 1995), Der Hausbesorger (short, 1996), Smoking Cuban Style (Kubanisch rauchen, 1998), Liebestod (TV, 2000), Dienstreise (2002), and an episode of the cycle of shorts Europe - 99 Euro Films 2 (2003).
Category Feature
Director Stephan Wagner
Screenplay Stephan Wagner
Cinematography Thomas Benes
Gunnar Wanne-Eickel
Cast Thomas Morris, Simon Licht, Seymour Cassel, Tatjana Alexander
Producer Stephan Wagner
Production Company Kuba Film/Stahnsdorf, in co-production with Blow-Up Film/Vienna
Length 84 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 98, Saarbruecken 99, Denver 99, Bombay 99
German Distributor Basis-Film Verleih/Berlin

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