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He Who Hits First, Hits Twice

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Cuban cinema is rarely given a chance to shine, but this collection of films from director Santiago Alvarez aims to put that straight. The seven films have barely been seen outside of Cuba, so they present a rare chance for American audiences to view them. Also included is a documentary on the infamous director, which provides some eye-opening revelations on what it's like to work as a filmmaker in a country not known for the art. Just as Wim Wenders' BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB helped shed some much-needed light on the music scene in Cuba, HE WHO HITS FIRST, HITS TWICE proves to be a cinematic adjunct to Wenders' piece, allowing viewers a great opportunity to see one of the country's finest moviemakers in action.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ELQ41

  • Critic Reviews
    "[Alvarez] forged a boldly original version of the lowly newsreel, meshing poetic lyricism with Marxist critique."
    Film Comment

    "It's an intense film with a powerhouse performance from Baker."
    Sight and Sound

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