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Chico & Rita (2010) Poster

(2010)

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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.
Chano Pozo (real name: Luciano Pozo González)was a real Cuban musician who emigrated to New York. He was murdered in a dispute over a marijuana deal, as depicted in the film.
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The first Spanish animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
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Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal's collaboration dates back 10 years when Trueba asked the designer Mariscal to create a poster for his Latin jazz documentary Calle 54 (2000). The two would go on to work together frequently, even to the point of co-owning a jazz restaurant in Madrid.
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Chico is very fortunate to be able to go back to the USA as he was deported from the USA for drug crimes. People deported from the USA must wait a set period of time (usually five, ten, or 20 years) before applying for a re-entry visa. Some people a given a permanent ban e.g. aliens convicted of an aggravated felony (such as illicit trafficking in a controlled substance).
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Co-director Tono Errando is Javier Mariscal's younger brother.
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The geography of Havana is as exact as can be to the real life layout of the city. All the buildings are the actual buildings.
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