El Super

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El Super
Directed by
Produced by
  • Manuel Arce
  • Leon Ichaso
Written by
  • Manuel Arce
  • Leon Ichaso
Music by Enrique Ubieta
Release date
  • April 29, 1979 (1979-04-29)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language Spanish

El Súper is a 1979 Spanish-language comedy-drama film directed by Leon Ichaso and Orlando Jiménez Leal, based on a stage play by Iván Acosta. The film is a look at life in the U.S. from the perspective of frustrated Cuban exiles.

Plot summary[edit]

Roberto and Aurelia are exiles from Castro's Cuba. They live in New York City with their 17-year-old daughter Aurelita. Roberto has become the super of the building in which he lives. He and his wife have trouble understanding their daughter, who smokes pot and likes to disco dance.


  • Raimundo Hidalgo-Gato ... El Super
  • Zully Montero ... Aurelia
  • Elizabeth Peña ... Aurelita
  • Reynaldo Medina ... Pancho
  • Juan Granda ... Cuco
  • Hilda Lee ... La China
  • Phil Joint ... Inspector
  • Jaime Soriano...Preacher

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