In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an ...
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In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an excellent high school senior student that misses her friends. The family is lodged in a fancy hotel, where Katey accidentally meets the local teenage waiter Javier Suarez. Later she sees Javier dancing in a public square and they become friends, but he is fired from the hotel because her acquaintances have seen them together. Katey invites Javier to participate of a Latin Ballroom Contest in the local Palace club to help him to raise some money, and she secretly meets him in the La Rosa Negra nightclub for rehearsals. Later they fall in love for each other in times of revolution. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The movie was filmed in Puerto Rico and made to look like Cuba. Most of it was done in the colonial part of San Juan, Old San Juan a very popular hangout for Puerto Ricans and a very touristy area. In order to maintain the look and esthetic of the pre-Cuban revolution era, producers secured underground parking places for people that would visit Old San Juan during the shoot so that there wouldn't be any modern cars parked in the streets. See more »
When Javier leaves Katey on the beach after walking her home from La Rosa Negra, he puts his jacket over his arm twice in subsequent shots. See more »
Written by Livan Nuñez, Roldan Gonzalez, Nicolas Nocchi, Andres Levin, Joy Askew,
Debbie Nova, N'Dea Davenport and Ismael Miranda
Published by EMI Music Publishing France S.A., Cool Banana Music/EMI April Music Inc., Foggy Music
Nova Style Music/Music of Windswept, My Dog Luna Music/EMI April Music Inc., Métisse S.A.R.L.
Performed by Orishas featuring Heather Headley
Produced by Andres Levin for Fun Machine
Orishas appears courtesy of EMI Music Publishing Spain S.A.
Heather Headley appears courtesy of The RCA Records Label See more »
This is absolutely the greatest movie I have ever seen. I know all of
the words to the movie and yet I still get butterflies in my stomach
and tears in my eyes. The connection that was made between the two of
them seems so real and incredible. You feel their pain and their love.
This movie is really great for a low point in your day if you are
looking to feel better as well as any other second of the day. It's
great how they bring elements of the first movie into this one but keep
them very subtle so as not to confuse anyone into thinking that this
movie is a sequel or a continuation of the first. Like I said before, I
really feel that this movie is really and truly amazing, and everyone
should at least try it. You might prove yourself wrong.
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