Strawberry & Chocolate

Strawberry & Chocolate

Jorge Perugorría
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabió Cast: Jorge Perugorría
Jorge Perugorría
, Vladimir Cruz
Vladimir Cruz
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabió,

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Overview

A man finds that friendship and understanding can span many boundaries -- age, politics, and gender preference among them -- in this comedy-drama from Cuba. David (Vladimir Cruz) is a student and ardent Communist whose personal life is in something of a slump; his girlfriend recently left him to marry another man after he took her to a hotel in hopes of seducing her, and she announced that she couldn't believe anyone could make love in such an ugly room. One day, David stops by the park and gets some ice cream, where he meets Diego (Jorge Perrugoria); as if his flamboyant manner wasn't announcement enough, David is convinced that Diego must be a homosexual because he's eating strawberry ice cream, even though it's one of the rare days when chocolate is available. David is less than impressed with Diego's open criticism of Castro's regime (especially the government's persecution of gays), but he accepts an invitation to visit Diego's apartment; while David realizes that Diego has seduction on his mind, this is outweighed by the knowledge that Diego's flat houses such forbidden pleasures as Time Magazine, American record albums, and Johnny Walker Red scotch. David's friend Miguel (Francisco Gatorno) is convinced that Diego is a dangerous dissident and urges David to spy on him and pass along his findings to the government. But the more time David spends with Diego, the more he finds that he's intrigued by this very different man, and that he enjoys spending time with him; David also finds he likes Nancy (Mirta Ibarra), Diego's sexy neighbor. Helmed by legendary Cuban director Tomas Gutierrez Alea and based on a story by Senel Paz, Fresa y Chocolate was the first Cuban film to be nominated for an Oscar (Best Foreign Language Film of 1995); it also won honors at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/2017
UPC: 0759731416023
Original Release: 1994
Rating: R
Source: Henstooth Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 18,759

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jorge Perugorría Diego
Vladimir Cruz David
Mirta Ibarra Nancy
Francisco Gattorno Miguel
Jorge Angelino German
Marilyn Solaya Vivian

Technical Credits
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea Director,Screenwriter
Juan Carlos Tabió Director
Georgina Balzaretti Executive Producer
Osvaldo Donatien Editor
Germinal Hernandez Musical Direction/Supervision
Mario Garcia Joya Cinematographer
Miguel Mendoza Producer
Fernando O'Reilly Production Designer
Senel Paz Screenwriter
Miriam Talavera Editor
Jose Maria Vitier Score Composer
Camilo Vives Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Strawberry & Chocolate
1. Start [9:25]
2. Meeting Diego [9:35]
3. The Photos [10:48]
4. Sex [13:55]
5. Emergency [7:50]
6. The Exhibit [6:19]
7. Sad Music [11:20]
8. Gold Nuggets [10:35]
9. Initation [10:22]
10. David & Nancy [9:09]
11. Exile [8:42]
12. End Credits [2:21]

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