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Sons of Cuba

Sons of Cuba
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Andrew Lang
  • Cast: Yosvani Bonachea, Cristian Martinez, Santos Urguelles
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Largely avoiding tough questions about the regime, Lang's documentary on the Havana Boxing Academy follows a group of talented 10-year-olds as they prepare for the Cuban National championships in 2006. He concentrates on the tough training schedules and only occasionally touches upon the politics of the country and although hardship is evident, the movie feels romanticised.

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Sons of Cuba

29 Mar 20102 stars

(12A) 88min ‘What is one million dollars compared to the love of eight million Cubans,” said Cuban Heavyweight Olympic boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson when offered the chance to turn professional and fight Muhammad Ali. Cuba has been one of the…

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