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Chico & Rita (2010)

Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Music, Romance  |  19 November 2010 (UK)
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Limara Meneses ...
Rita (voice)
Eman Xor Oña ...
Chico (voice)
Mario Guerra ...
Ramón (voice)
Jon Adams ...
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Renny Arozarena ...
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Blanca Rosa Blanco ...
(voice)
Jackie de la Nuez ...
(voice) (as Jakie de la Nuez)
Rigoberto Ferrera ...
(voice)
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(voice)
Ray Gillon ...
(voice)
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(voice) (as Michael Harper)
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Ron (voice)
Jorge Ryan ...
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Claudia Valdés ...
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Ashley Albert ...
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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 Anonymous

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Release Date:

19 November 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Chico i Rita  »

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Budget:

€9,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£81,172 (UK) (19 November 2010)

Gross:

$247,455 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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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. See more »

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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 »

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Ramón: That's Chico. Unknown, but he's the hottest piano player in Cuba.
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Simply Wonderful
22 October 2010 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Chico & Rita is a sublime and highly original animated film. It is a very adult film with some animated adult situations. Set in Cuba just before and the years after the revolution, it tells the story of Chico, a talented jazz pianist and Rita, a beautiful singer. Through the story of this couple's turbulent love affair over these years, where Rita finds fame and fortune in US and Chico goes through some hard times, we also get a brief history of both Cuba and jazz music. The animation is wonderfully evocative and colorful and as for the music; well if you are a fan of jazz or Latin American music you are going to fall in love with this movie. Highly recommended.


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