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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 ... See full summary »

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Joyce Buñuel (as Joyce Sherman Buñuel)
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Credited cast:
Cristina Gout Cristina Gout ... Nathalie (as Christianne Gout)
Vincent Lecoeur Vincent Lecoeur ... Rémi
Catherine Samie ... Letty
Michel Aumont ... Monsieur Redele
Roland Blanche Roland Blanche ... Henry
Alexis Valdés Alexis Valdés ... Félipe
Elisa Maillot Elisa Maillot ... Françoise (as Eliza Maillot)
Aurora Basnuevo Aurora Basnuevo ... La Goya
Estéban Socrates Cobas Puente Estéban Socrates Cobas Puente ... Barreto
Christiane Cohendy Christiane Cohendy ... Madame Redele
Naim Thomas ... Stéphane (as Naím Thomas)
Pierre-Arnaud Juin Pierre-Arnaud Juin ... Jean-Charles
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivier Bénard Olivier Bénard ... L'appariteur
Sylvain Corthay Sylvain Corthay ... Le directeur du Conservatoire
Isabelle Coutançais 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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Salsa and classical music do match!
3 May 2003 | by hagbergmSee all my reviews

Easy classical and salsa music that makes you feel good. This is for sure a cross-cultural movie. The Latin, French and Spanish culture comes across. The plot gives you a positive memory of empowerment. However although this film contains salsa dance scenes, it is no film to train and practice dancing.


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9 February 2000 (France) See more »

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Salsa und Amor See more »

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