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Death of a Bureaucrat (La Muerte de un Burócrata)

  • 1966
  • Cuba
  • 85 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
  • Cast: Salvador Wood, Silvia Planas, Manuel Estanillo

A young Cuban man attempts to fight the system when his uncle dies and is buried with his union card, which the authorities claim they need before his widow can claim her pension. His nephew then begins a hilarious struggle to disinter and rebury the man, so he can retrieve the precious document.

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