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  • Actors:  Silvano Rey Nelson Villagra
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • Studio: New Yorker
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0012IT7BC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,217 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Last Supper, The" on IMDb

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By S. Swallow on July 24, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
The demand for sugar brought the demand for labor and the demand for control over the labor. The Last Supper was an excellent movie in the way opening one's eyes to the use of Christianity as a means of control. Throughout the movie the Count, the owner of a Spanish plantation, is trying to use Christianity through the Padre and through guilt to cause the slaves to work better for him. He plays the neutral role as he allows Don Manuel, the overseer, to keep the slaves working and allows the father to teach them about reaching paradise if they follow their masters here on this earth. Eventually the slaves revolt after he lets 12 of them eat at his table in a recreation of the last supper. He realizes that he gave them too much. He does not want another revolt and graphically shows what will happen to those who go against his authority. Those who do not appreciate how much he has done for them. However, one of the twelve who sat at the table runs free, hope is still alive.
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I am a History major and I recently watched this film in a Colonial Latin America class. I dont think I have ever seen a film that has more honestly looked at the inherent inhumanity of the institution of slavery. The movie revolves around an 18th century Cuban plantation that is being run by an aristocratic and overly-religious Count. The Count is worried after he learns that soon he will have to acquire more slaves to run his plantation which would result in more slaves on the Island than whites. Concerned with the recent slave rebellions in nearby Haiti, the Count decides to re-enact the biblical Last Supper in order to teach the slaves their place in society. During this meal the Count assumes the role of Jesus Christ and tells the slaves that they are his Disciples (The Count asserts that the biblical Disciples were Jesus's slaves). After getting drunk and listening to the concerns of the slaves, the Count decides to designate Sunday's as work-free and even frees an older slave. The next day (sunday), the overseer forces the slaves to work unaware of the Count's previous promises and causes a slave rebellion. The Count feels betrayed by the slaves that he considered his friends and orders the capture and execution of all of his "disciples".
This film is a sobering look at the hypocrisies of colonial Latin America and the institution of slavery in general. If you are a fan of symbolism in films this film will blow you away. Plus, I have seen many American films deal with the institution of slavery but I have never seen one which effectively explored the hypocrisies and inhumanities as effectively as this film.
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Some movies have great stories or great writing. This has both. A plantation slaveowner convinces (himself) that he

is moral and benevolent. Imagining himself in the Christ role, the slaveowner stages a formal dinner - a last supper - by inviting 12 black slaves to dine with him. Why stage this dinner? The slave master believes the blacks will thank him for his "goodness." Instead, the plantation owner lets loose the Africans' passions, hatred, and desperation for freedom. A slave revolt follows. In response, the slave owner forgets all about Christ as he ruthlessly hunts and punishes the rebellious blacks...however one slave evades capture and wins his bid for freedom. This is a unique and provocative film about the African experience in Cuba.
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Excellent movie. The dvd transfer is terrible, this film deserves a Criterion kind of treatment. I recommend this film to anyone interested in history, politics, religion, race, filmmaking and their interrelations.
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From the times I watched Viridiana with all its wholeness expresiveness, I had never watched another striking Latin American movie made with such fierceness and dark poetry.
The last supper is nor more neither less, a parable, a powerful and sad story that describes the slow decay process around a family immersed in their ancient glories, unable to asimilate and understand what's going on outside of their geografic limits.
Gutierrez Alea gave us the super masterpiece of the Latin American cinma: Memories of the underdevelopment, a merciless portrait about the crude reality of Cuba in 1968.
After having been a public fact and having received all the honors, he insisted to return with his well know bitterness from several angles, and finally in 1976 he decided to get into the soul, and the ancestral cuban codes: the religious sincretism, the racism, the superb, the old glories and the absolute lack of respect for the human being, and we will be able to watch all those aspects throughout this outstanding picture.
The sequence in the Supper when the master decide to join all his slaves to enjoy a dinner will become a true hell after the hidden spirits appear after drinking wine. Add that powerful statement pronounced by the leader of the slaves whn he masks with a pig head and says: "One datty the lie died the thruth while it was sleeping and since then the body of the truth walks around the world with the head of the untrue" still resounds in my mind and spirit.
Go for this unusual and strong film.
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