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by German Kral


Just a normal day in Havana. Barbaro. one of the city's typical taxi drivers, picks up the Maestro Pio Leiva (85), a star of the Buena Vista Sodal Club, who is late for a radio show. Barbaro and Pio become friends and decide to put together a band with some of the best and most acclaimed young musicians living in Cuba today. All under the direction of the Maestro, of course : the story of the formation of the band.

international title: Musica Cubana
original title: Musica Cubana
country: Germany, Italy
sales agent: VICTORY Film production
year: 2004
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: German Kral
film run: 88'
release date: FR 22/06/2005
screenplay: Stephan Puchner, German Kral
cast: Pio Leiva, Barbaro Marin, Mayito Rivera, EI Nene, Osdalgia Lesmes, Telmary Diaz, Luis Frank, Tirso Duarte, Chiki Chaka Girls
cinematography by: Joerg Widmer
film editing: Peter Przygodda, Wolfgang Weigl, Andre Bendocchi-Alves
producer: John G. Phelan, Claus Clausen
production: VICTORY Media Group(DE), De Angelis Group (IT), VICTORY 21. Film Production (DE)
backing: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
distributor: Solo Film Verleih