This film shows how the Mafia tyrannizes Cuba in the
1950's - headed by Meyer Lansky, Santo Trafficante and at times also Lucky
Luciano. Also Cuba's dictator Fulgencio
Batista is on the Mafia's payroll and under its influence.
In Havana, illegal dealings with gambling, prostitution, drug dealing, protection racketeering and money-laundering flourish whilst the Cuban people is increasingly exploited and sinking into poverty. The Mafia is also supported by its numerous contacts to corrupt US-American politicians, intelligence services and industrialists. While these groups are working on Havana to become Mafia's capital city in the world, the rebels around Fidel Castro and Che Guevara land on the island's east coast in December 1956. The poverty stricken people start to support them within short and thus the rebels soon manage to gain victories against Batista's army. And despite the Mafia, the US intelligence services, the industrialists, bankers and their supporters continue their doings in Havana throughout 1958, the revolutionists come into power in early 1959 and put an end to the criminal dealings.
|Original Title||Das Mafia-Paradies - Kuba vor der Revolution von 1959|
Hans-Peter Weymar Filmproduktion Hamburg for WDR/ARTE
|Year Of Production||2012|
|Country Of Origin||Germany|
|Language Versions||German [OV], English [DUB], French [DUB], German [DUB]|
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