Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. Written by
19 November 2010 (UK)
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Opening Weekend: £81,172
(19 November 2010)
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Did You Know?
In order to help accurately represent 1940s era Cuba, Javier Mariscal
undertook an extensive research trip to Cuba and was able to view government archive photographs from 1949. See more
The kitchen in which Chico and Rita eat kidney-bean soup is in the United States. However, a European-style electrical outlet can be seen clearly on one of the walls. See more
Have you thought about your career? About your future?
Future, what future? The future never gave me anything! All my hopes are set on the past.
References On the Town
Lily - A Mayra
Music by Bebo Valdés
Lyrics by Juanito Márquez and Nat Chediak
Performed by Freddy Cole
and Estrella Morente See more