WFC Dominican Republic: Guaguasi

It turns out that Batista’s police weren’t very nice.

This film has its charms, but it’s really oddly paced. It’s a satirical look at the Cuban revolution with an, er, simple? (OK, developmentally challenged) “hick” at the center of the story. Horror ensues.

It’s a comedy of the “scathing satire” kind, which means that there aren’t really any laughs. But I think it could perhaps still have been a successful film if it had been cut down a couple of hours or so.

I mean half an hour. It just seemed that way while watching.

Guaguasi. Jorge Ulla. 1983. Dominican Republic.

Dominican Goddess

  • 3 parts white rum
  • 1 part grapefruit juice
  • lemon/lime soda

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top off with the soda.

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