Placido (1986)

Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Cuba  |  
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A low-budgeter from Cuba, this undistinguished drama tackles the subject of Placido, a mulatto living under Spanish colonial rule in the 19th century. Placido is a poet by nature and dedicates his time to writing. As he matures, he becomes more aware of the conditions of the slaves working under Spanish domination and the orientation of his writing changes. His new social awareness only gets him into trouble when the slaves try to revolt one day, prompting a mock trial, torture, executions, and imprisonment for a vast number of the rebel slaves.