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Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G
105 min | Documentary, Music

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant ...See moreAging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers. See less
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Wim Wenders (by) | Nick Gold (original concept)
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$ 127,370
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$ 6,997,620
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Jun 4, 1999 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Compay Segundo
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Eliades Ochoa
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Ry Cooder
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Joachim Cooder
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Ibrahim Ferrer
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Omara Portuondo
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Rubén González
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Amadito Valdés
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Barbarito Torres
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Pío Leyva
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Octavio Calderon
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Manuel Galbán
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Heitor Goldflus
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Carlos González
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Salvador Repilado Labrada
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Benito Suárez Magana
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Alberto 'Virgilio' Valdés
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Lázaro Villa
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7.6 / 10 | 14,947 votes