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Before Night Falls

2000 Rated R 2hr 13m

Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.

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Movie Details

2001 Independent Spirit Awards®
2001 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
2001 Academy Award®
Strong sexual content, some language and brief violence
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; feature length audio commentary; cast/crew filmographies; three documentary shorts; interview with Reinaldo Arenas; DVD ROM features; web access; closed captioned.