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At age 24, Rémi Bonnet, brilliant pianist, abandons Chopin and Toulouse to play the music he has secretly loved for years - Salsa! He heads for Paris, the salsa capital of Europe, only to ... See full summary »

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Cristina Gout ...
Nathalie (as Christianne Gout)
Vincent Lecoeur ...
Rémi
Catherine Samie ...
Letty
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Monsieur Redele
Roland Blanche ...
Henry
Alexis Valdés ...
Félipe
Elisa Maillot ...
Françoise (as Eliza Maillot)
Aurora Basnuevo ...
La Goya
Estéban Socrates Cobas Puente ...
Barreto
Christiane Cohendy ...
Madame Redele
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Stéphane (as Naím Thomas)
Pierre-Arnaud Juin ...
Jean-Charles
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Olivier Bénard ...
L'appariteur
Sylvain Corthay ...
Le directeur du Conservatoire
Isabelle Coutançais ...
La pianiste
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At age 24, Rémi Bonnet, brilliant pianist, abandons Chopin and Toulouse to play the music he has secretly loved for years - Salsa! He heads for Paris, the salsa capital of Europe, only to discover to his great surprise, that nobody wants a white boy in Latin band! Felipe, his Cuban friend, sets him straight: " You don't have the Latino look, muchacho! Today, if your are not Cubano or Columbiano, you are out!". Undaunted, Rémi deliberately takes on the identity, accent and complexion of an unemployed alien in a city where most foreigners will do almost anything to become French. Barreto, 75, the legendary Cuban composer, who is about to close down the once famous Casa Cubana, offers Rémi a job giving dance lessons to the locals. It is here that Rémi falls in love with Nathalie. Her family's "secrets and lies" reveal parental links to Barreto. Do these links explain why this shy beauty ought to be a bomb on the dance floor? Written by GMeleJr

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9 February 2000 (France)  »

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O erotas horevei salsa  »

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Performed by Sierra Maestra
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Very enjoyable and cheerful with a good soundtrack.
5 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Salsa (2000)" gives you what it was designed for and what you should expect: Good music, good dancing and good fun.

It is not a pretentious movie at all. The story is simple but not obvious and also contains some interesting moments and twists. The acting is good and the music excellent (Yuri Buenaventura, Sierra Maestra, Ruben Gonzales). The dancing parts are not outstanding but certainly very enjoyable.

It's also a very cheerful and energising movie so it's perfect before going dancing.

Note that this "Salsa (2000)" is much better than "Salsa (1988)", which is boring, predictable and serious ; with some good dance sequences though.

By the way don't miss the delightful "A paradise under the stars" ("Un paraiso bajo las estrellas", CUBA 2000)


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