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Plácido / Plácido: The Blood of a Poet (1986) Sergio Giral, Miguel Benavides, Orlando Casín, Mireya Chapman, Drama

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A powerful drama portraying the dramatic story of Gabriel de la Concepcion Valdes (Placido), a slave descendent Cuban poet accused of leading a conspiracy against the Spanish colonial government. Preoccupied by the development of Afro-Hispanic artist and craftsmen of the mid 19th century, Placido was executed after living a short and controversial life as a man between two races and between a cruel reality and a dream of freedom.
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