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Last Call for Cuba

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Can capitalism save the century's last revolution? Looking for the answer, the journalist Michaëlle Jean travels to Cuba to interview the commandante himself, Fidel Castro. As the camera documents her encounters with colorful characters in strange situations, another story unfolds. Castro has traded the revolution for a fistful of dollars. While he attends a papal mass, foreign businessmen and prostitutes meet on the sidewalks of Havana. Under the filmmaker's watchful eye, Michaëlle Jean plunges into the contradictions of everyday socialist reality. Meanwhile, dazed Cubans wonder if God and Mammon have come to an agreement… for which they must pay the price.

1999, 52 min 04 s