it takes us from a hotel rooftop to underwater in the pool below.
music: “i can’t keep from crying sometimes”, by the deidre wilson tabac. the music was added later (“synchronized/rescored” by someone on youtube). in the original, the sound changes when the camera goes underwater.
“i am cuba” was a cuban/soviet production finally released by martin scorcese in 1995.
this shot was copied carefully by paul thomas anderson in the pool party scene in “boogie nights”.