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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Cast

Credited cast:
Christianne Gout ...
Nathalie
Vincent Lecoeur ...
Rémi
Catherine Samie ...
Letty
...
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
...
Stéphane (as Naím Thomas)
Pierre-Arnaud Juin ...
Jean-Charles
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivier Bénard ...
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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O erotas horevei salsa  »

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Semilla de caña brava
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one-dimensional
28 May 2000 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

After having red the overwhelming reviews this film got in my country, I but wanted to see it. But - what a disappointment! To see a bunch of one-dimensional characters in a plot that lacks of originality is not worth the money and the time to spend. I sometimes wonder about the filmcritics in switzerland.


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