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Chico & Rita (2010)

Not Rated | | Animation, Crime, Drama | 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

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

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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A Love Story For The Ages! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

Spanish | English | French

Release Date:

19 November 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Chico i Rita See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR9,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,654, 12 February 2012

Gross USA:

$350,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,234,457
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Co-director Tono Errando is Javier Mariscal's younger brother. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ramón: That's Chico. Unknown, but he's the hottest piano player in Cuba.
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Crazy Credits

A Bebo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Classic Reviews: Balto (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Sabor a mí
Written by Álvaro Carrillo (as Álvaro Carrillo Aracón)
Arranged by Bebo Valdés, Dany Noel and Michael Phillip Mossman (as Michael P. Mossman)
Performed by Chico & Rita Madrid Band
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Simply Wonderful
22 October 2010 | by corrosion-2See 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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