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Vertical Love (1997)

Amor vertical (original title)
The architecture student Estela (Silvia Aguila) makes a suicide attempt after her plans for solving Havana's housing shortage are rejected. This brings her into contact with earthy, cynical... See full synopsis »


Arturo Sotto Díaz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Perugorría ... Ernesto Navarro Aces
Sílvia Águila Sílvia Águila ... Estela Diaz Iglesias
Susana Pérez ... Lucia
Manuel Porto Manuel Porto ... Faustino
Aramís Delgado Aramís Delgado ... Tio Carlos
Vicente Revuelta Vicente Revuelta ... Abuelo (Grandpa)
Paula Ali Paula Ali ... Madre de Ernesto
Ileana Wilson Ileana Wilson ... Gertrudis
Rolando Brito Rolando Brito ... Felipe
Adriana Sánchez Estupiñan Adriana Sánchez Estupiñan ... Mary, la siamesa
Ariana Sánchez Estupiñan Ariana Sánchez Estupiñan ... Mariana, la siamesa
Rubén Breñas Rubén Breñas ... Hombre 77
Raúl Pomares Raúl Pomares ... Funcionario Urbano
Miriam Socarras Miriam Socarras ... Mujer urbana
Idelfonso Tamayo Idelfonso Tamayo ... Francisco


The architecture student Estela (Silvia Aguila) makes a suicide attempt after her plans for solving Havana's housing shortage are rejected. This brings her into contact with earthy, cynical hospital nurse Ernesto (Jorge Perugorria). Estela invites him home for dinner, and he succeeds in offending everyone present. Unable to find a quiet spot to be alone, they finally find a squatters' tenement, where their sexual frenzy causes a ceiling to collapse. They next try vertical love in a stalled elevator, trapping people in the modern building minus stairs. Fleeing responsibilities, they stage a romantic rendezvous alongside a country river, but once again they are interrupted as Cuban commissars arrive with papers and forms because the couple constructs a hut beneath a bridge. Amid the misadventures, lust turns to love

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weak comedy
7 March 2000 | by camel-9See all my reviews

The title refers to a project of an architecture design student, in which minarets of glass-walled elevators lift couples involved in sexual intercourse lighted by seaside sunset whom reach orgasm when the elevator reaches the top. The film is a comedy of a couple in Havana. It is mostly a series of sketches of caricatures, too many caricatures. The bureaucrats, the siamese twins, the police comissair, the mother that calls by telephone. Found the story weak and the visual imagery unsupporting. Why clutter the story with all these sketches? Light comedy is the best definition, as of amateur authorship. Considering that precious hard currency resources were most likely spent for this production instead of some more potentially interesting alternatives without needless clutter, I would rate this production as a disaster. In the movie, one of the characters portrays a bureaucrat in charge of approving and denying funding for artists and projects. And one such bureaucrat probably funded this motion picture. That bureaucrat could have made a better choice.

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3 September 1998 (Singapore) See more »

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Hissillä hekumaan See more »

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