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Before Night Falls

3

Julian Schnabel's biopic of gay Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas (Javier Bardem) is an oddly dry, diffuse take on a life given over to politics, poetry and pleasure. The scattershot plot follows Arenas from persecution under Castro's regime into exile and death, via flushed encounters with police, typewriters, lovers and a capaciously bottomed Johnny Depp. The big plus is Bardem's wonderful Oscar-nominated performance.

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: September 1st 2002

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