Havana Samurai

  • Format Feature Film
  • Status In Development
  • Genre Drama
  • Audience Adults
  • Rating M
  • Synopsis

    Cuba, 2022. Two men who can't stand each other, father and son, travel in an old Russian car, from the west to the east of the island. The father is an ex-convict, who is going blind and has had to swallow his macho pride to ask his youngest son, a gay artist, to be his eyes to drive the car. They travel with the objective of finding the eldest son, who's 'gone missing', most likely because he's got himself into a life or death predicament.

    For the youngest son, who's been rejected by his father on account of being gay, and even after he'd given up seeking validation from the old man, his father's unusual request still represents an opportunity to get closer to his father... And to his brother.. And to earn his trust and both their respect, or at least that's what he thinks before they hit the road in search of his criminal older brother...

    For the old man, prejudice is the hardest habit to break. For him  it is as clear as using the son he loves the least; to find the son that makes him proud. 

    So, whitholding key facts from the gay son is a no brainer for the old man. Who fails to tell his young son about his brother's actual situation, playing down the fact he's actually hiding out in fear of his own life.... No to mention the gun he carries for "protection"

     Without knowing it, the young man is taken into a world of violence and darkness. By the end of the trip the young artist, like a samurai, will show more courage than his father or his brother relatives and will have to take the gun to save his family.

Synopsis

Cuba, 2022. Two men who can't stand each other, father and son, travel in an old Russian car, from the west to the east of the island. The father is an ex-convict, who is going blind and has had to swallow his macho pride to ask his youngest son, a gay artist, to be his eyes to drive the car. They travel with the objective of finding the eldest son, who's 'gone missing', most likely because he's got himself into a life or death predicament.

For the youngest son, who's been rejected by his father on account of being gay, and even after he'd given up seeking validation from the old man, his father's unusual request still represents an opportunity to get closer to his father... And to his brother.. And to earn his trust and both their respect, or at least that's what he thinks before they hit the road in search of his criminal older brother...

For the old man, prejudice is the hardest habit to break. For him  it is as clear as using the son he loves the least; to find the son that makes him proud. 

So, whitholding key facts from the gay son is a no brainer for the old man. Who fails to tell his young son about his brother's actual situation, playing down the fact he's actually hiding out in fear of his own life.... No to mention the gun he carries for "protection"

 Without knowing it, the young man is taken into a world of violence and darkness. By the end of the trip the young artist, like a samurai, will show more courage than his father or his brother relatives and will have to take the gun to save his family.

  • Cast Jorge Perugorría

    Jorge Perugorría was born on August 13, 1965 in Havana, Cuba as Jorge Perugorría Rodríguez. He is an actor and director, known for Habana abierta (2003), Strawberry and Chocolate (1993) and Volavérunt (1999). He has been married to Elsa María Lafuente de la Paz since 1985. They have four children.

    Andros Perugorría

    Andros Perugorría is an actor born in Havana, Cuba, on August 2, 1990, known for Juan of the Dead (2011), 7 Days in Havana(2012) and Los nuestros (2015).

  • Director Gabriel Beristain

    Gabriel Beristain is an internationally celebrated Feature film and television Cinematographer with a vast resume of well known films and television shows. Recently he has evolved into directing and as a producer he is developing a solid slate of cross over projects mainly through his Company Vedado Films. 

  • Writer Carlos Lechuga

    Born in Havana in April 1983. Actualmente trabaja y vive en La Habana. 

     

  • Producers Gabriel Beristain

    Gabriel Beristain is an internationally celebrated Feature film and television Cinematographer with a vast resume of well known films and television shows. Recently he has evolved into directing and as a producer he is developing a solid slate of cross over projects mainly through his Company Vedado Films. 

    Sacha Rodríguez

    A Producer for over 20 years, In the 90's Sacha established Sydney production house Ha! Ha! GAS and went on to manage large-scale television productions, live concerts and events for MTV networks in America, before completing a Post Graduate at the VCA School of Film and Television to develop and produce documentaries feature films, documentaries and television series.