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Yank Tanks - Carros Classicos De Cuba
Yank Tanks - Carros Classicos De Cuba
Director: David Schendel
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 10min


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Director: David Schendel
Creators: David Schendel, Jean Kawahara, James Lafferty, Javier Bajana, Ronald Bjarnason, Stephen A. Schendel
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Biography, History
Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/25/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Buena Vista Social Club with Cars!
J. Peppler | North Carolina | 06/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved this movie so much I blogged it. Gorgeous shots of urban Cuba and Cubans and the craft of keeping old cars on the road for nearly half a century. The ingenuity and zest of these old dudes will inspire you. The music is great too. Watch a guy make motorcycles out of bicycles and chain saw motors. Watch a guy in a golden Cadillac he's had for 42 years with babes (maybe they're his grand-daughters) grinning in delight. Watch guys squirm when asked, "would you pick your wife or your car?" "My car! You can find another woman later." "Both have thirty years with me - it is an equally balanced love."

More seriously, there's a lot to learn about the way Cubans have adapted to being so isolated and lacking in things we think of as necessities. I hope we would not be too fat and lazy to do the same, if the need arises."
Shade Tree Mechanics of the World, Unite!
39ejhsosjdovnhbd-[-=wicncdp[-w9cdjh | dkdjnsd02h2bf9] | 09/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Fortunately politics are left behind to take an endearing look at the
army of homegrown chewing gum and baling wire engineers that keeps Cuba
rolling. Meet the artisans who use chain link fence for welding rods,
and and can refit your cherry Studebaker woody with a Soviet tractor
engine. Suspended between old-fashioned Communism and Yankee freedom
and capitalism, a unique culture not yet lost to Toyotaland.
Recommended for any documentary fan who's ever been or aspired to be a shade tree
Great movie for Car Lovers
Joe Architect | Salinas, CA USA | 03/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this at Cinequest film festival in San Jose, CA a few years back. It's a great film about the ingenious ways the Cubans keep these beautiful cars running and looking good. I recommend it to any car lover who appreciates the classic value of the 50's American cars."
Good stuff
Michael B. Kane | reinholds, pa usa | 02/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is a great video. it deserves more attention. it's a top american-made documentary. dealing w/ amazon was a pleasure."