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Cha Cha Cha (1998)

Cha-cha-chá (original title)
Lucia and Maria are two friends who share everything. Everything except Pablo, Maria's boyfriend. Lucia devises a plan to make Pablo her own while getting María a new boyfriend.


Antonio del Real


Carlos Asorey (screenplay), Carlos Asorey (story) | 4 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Eduardo Noriega ... Antonio
Ana Álvarez ... Lucia
María Adánez María Adánez ... Maria
Jorge Sanz ... Pablo Cires
Gabino Diego ... Gustavo
Marta Belaustegui ... Marta
Elisa Matilla ... Dori
Antonio Medina Antonio Medina ... Jefe
Pilar Ordóñez Pilar Ordóñez ... Tere
Antonio del Real Antonio del Real ... Director Spot
José Cantero José Cantero ... Hombre de lavabos
Kunio Miyairi Kunio Miyairi ... Camarero japonés
Eduardo Úrculo Eduardo Úrculo ... Pintor Galeria
Paula Izquierdo Paula Izquierdo ... Directora


A Spanish romantic comedy focusing on ad-agency career girl Lucia and her best friend, dance teacher Maria. Maria's boyfriend is the sexist Pablo. One night Lucia puts away too much alcohol, sleeps with Pablo, and hatches a plan to have Pablo all to herself by finding a new man for Maria. She chooses unemployed actor Antonio, a handsome guy but not too bright. Since Antonio's brain in Spain is mainly on the wane, Lucia is forced to do a My Fair Lady upgrade on the raw material -- by educating Antonio during several Pygmalion-styled sessions.

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A story of love, friendship and other lies.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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References Seven Samurai (1954) See more »


Written by Joan Manuel Serrat
Performed by Rosario Flores (as Rosario)
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The hired man
7 June 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Antonio, a model, is a good looking man who under the right management can go places. When Lucia, who works for an advertising agency falls for her best friend's fiancé, Pablo. She decides to hire Antonio to pretend he is in love with Maria, Pablo's girlfriend, an intelligent woman who is highly cultured and has a lot of common sense to believe in all what Antonio tells her. Lucia wants to separate them at all costs; she schemes to have Pablo all to herself. Lucia doesn't know she will be making a fatal mistake: she is falling for the handsome Antonio herself.

This silly, but moderate entertaining comedy, will not win any awards, yet, it produces a few laughs with its quick dialog and funny situations. Antonio del Real, the director, captures these people in their schemings and machinations well. Best of all is the cast, which, in the case of Eduardo Noriega, has done better in other things. As Antonio, Mr. Noriega is the best thing in the movie. Ana Alvarez, who plays the scheming Lucia, has some good moments in the film, as well. Maria Adamez, is seen as Maria. Jorge Sanz, appears as Pablo.

The film is moderately entertaining, but don't expect too much, just sit back and relax watching these people in action.

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Release Date:

7 June 2001 (Argentina) See more »

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Dolby SR


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