Spaniard Carlos travels to Havana to help his brother complete their father's documentary on Afro-Cuban religion. But he soon finds himself ensconced in the city's dark underbelly as he encounters drugs, gambling and prostitution. Director Jorge Nebra defied Cuban authorities by making this gritty drama in spite of the government's censorship of the script and denial of permission to film in Havana.
This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family.
"Secondhand Lions" follows the comedic adventures of an introverted boy left on the doorstep of a pair of reluctant, eccentric great-uncles, whose exotic remembrances stir the boy's spirit and re-ignite the men's lives.