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An Absolute Classic - a "Must See",
This review is from: The Lost City [DVD] (DVD)I caught this movie on TV and have just ordered the DVD. I was surprised and even amazed that I had never come across it before. It will now become part of my "All Time Greats" collection - movies I don't mind watching time and again. The cast is superb (Hoffman, Garcia, Bradford, Murray), the camera work is amazing, the music and dance elements are spell binding, and the story fully justifies the 2 hrs+ length. I didn't find, as others have, that it slackened off in its pace.
It was obviously never meant to be an all-out "action" movie and there are some similarities to Cabaret, in that it is set in a nightclub at a time of great social upheaval with violence taking place on the streets. Only in this instance violent scenes cut back to scenes displaying the amazing rythyms of Cuban music and dance.
I can't recommend it highly enough. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.