DirectorJuan Gerard Initial DVD releaseApril 18, 2006 (USA)
WriterLetvia Arza-Goderich, Juan Gerard Release dateOctober 24, 2003 Music directorJose Padilla, Edesio Alejandro CastHarvey Keitel (Che), Gael García Bernal (Ricky), Iben Hjejle (Julia), Diana Bracho (Beta), Gabino Diego (Armín), Cecilia Suárez (Dulce) Similar moviesThe Second Coming, 16 Days 'til the Rest of Your Life, Nightcrawler, Harvest Lake, The Bad Samaritan Must Die!, The Call
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Dreaming of Julia (Cuba Libre) is a 2003 film directed by Juan Gerard. The debut film by the director, the story is based on Gerard's childhood life in Cuba. The film was released as Cuban Blood in the US.
Set in Cuba in 1958, the last year of Fulgencio Batista regime, the plot revolves around a boy who is torn between his friendship with a blonde American named Julia and the strife facing his family as a result of the revolution and turmoil in their nation.
Harvey Keitel - Che
Iben Hjejle - Julia
Andhy Méndez - The boy
Diana Bracho - Beta
Gael García Bernal - Ricky
Aline Küppenheim - Katia
Héctor Then - Captain Rosado's Bodyguard 1
Ramses Cairo - Captain Rosado's Bodyguard 2
Marilyn Romero - Tia Candita
The movie was entirely filmed in the Dominican Republic, in 2000.