In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.
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Strong in concept but a little weak in execution. The characters often feel like they exist just to advance plot and perhaps Mulloy should have spend more time just focussing on a couple of themes instead of covering several. It does capture the vibrancy and desperation of a life without true freedom. It's weakest point is in the final turn on the ocean. 2.5 stars
Strong little Cuban film about three people trying to escape it. Two of the actors took the advantage of the experience and actually defected their country. That alone makes the journey of their characters in this film somehow more real.