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A visceral energizing look at contemporary Cuba, Bitter Sugar is an impassioned love story set against the political and economic tensions of Havana.

Gustavo, an idealistic young Communist with a glorified vision of Castro’s regime falls in love with Yolanda, a disenchanted dancer who longs to escape to Miami.

However, Gustavo learns that love alone cannot sustain them in a city about to erupt and slowly awakens to the devastation around him.

His rebellious musician brother injects himself with the AIDS virus in civil protest; his father realizes that he will earn more money as a bar-room pianist in a tourist hotel than as a doctor.

Gustavo un joven idealista comunista con una vision glorificada del regimen de Castro, se enamora de Yolanda, una bailarina que quiere escapar a Miami.

Sin embargo, Gustavo sabe que únicamente el amor, no puede mantenerlos en una ciudad a punto de levantarse y despertarse de la devastación de su alrededor.

Su hermano, un músico rebelde, se inyecta el virus del Sida en una protesta civil; su padre se da cuenta de que el ganará más dinero como pianista de un bar en un hotel de turistas, que como médico.

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