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The Super (El Super)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1979
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Juan Granda, Reynaldo Medina, Zully Montero, Elizabeth Pena
Director:Leon Ichaso
Producer:Manuel Arce
Writer:Manuel Arce

Description: Filmed in the US but acted in Spanish, El Super is a warmhearted spin on the plight of Cuban exiles in old, cold New York. The coldness is not only figurative but literal: the refugees arrive in the Big Apple in the dead of winter, and hole up in a barely heated basement apartment. El Super is lonely building superintendent Reymundo Hidalgo-Gato. Himself a Cuban expatriate of ten years' standing, Hidalgo-Gato feels totally out of place in New York, yet he has very little in common with his newly arrived countrymen. Hidalgo-Gato's appealing star turn is matched by the sprightly performance of leading lady Elizabeth Pena.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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