Chico & Rita

Chico & Rita

Limara Meneses
Director: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba
Cast: Limara Meneses
Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba,


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A love affair between two musicians spans six decades and numerous countries and political regimes in this animated romantic drama. In 1948, Chico (voice of Eman Xor Ona) is a hotshot jazz pianist living in Havana, where his reputation as a ladies' man nearly outshines his talent at the keyboard. One night, Chico sees Rita (voice of Limara Meneses) singing "Love for Sale" at a nightclub, and it's love at first sight, though Rita is put off by the fact Chico already has a steady girl. However, when Chico backs Rita during a talent competition held at a Havana radio station, she realizes they're musically simpatico, and her heart soon follows her creative instincts. But after a quarrel with Chico, Rita is approach by Ron, an American talent scout who says he can make her a star, and she takes him up on the offer, traveling with him to New York. Not wanting to lose Rita, Chico and his best friend Ramon head to New York City, but as Rita achieves fame and fortune in the United States, Chico finds the limelight is keeping them apart, and after returning to Cuba, the island's unstable political climate proves even better than Ron at keeping him away from Rita. Chico y Rita (aka Chico and Rita) was a collaboration between filmmaker and music producer Fernando Trueba, artist and designer Javier Mariscal, and animator and director Tono Errando, and features cartoon "cameo appearances" from a number of legendary jazz artists, including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Chano Pozo.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2020
UPC: 0826663213676
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 25,333

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Director Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal; The Making of Chico & Rita; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Limara Meneses Rita (Speaking Voice)
Eman Xor Oña Chico (Speaking Voice)
Mario Guerra Ramón (Speaking Voice)
Bebo Valdés Chico (Singing Voice)
Idania Valdés Rita (Singing Voice)
Estrella Morente Estrella Morente (Singing)
Freddy Cole Nat King Cole (Singing)
Jimmy Heath Ben Webster (Instrumentals)
Pedrito Martínez Miguelito Valdés (Singing)
Michael Phillip Mossman Dizzie Gillespie (Instrumentals)
Amadito Valdés Tito Puente (Singing)
German Velazco Charlie Parker (Instrumentals)
Yaroldi Abreu Chano Pozo (Singing)
Rolando Luna Chico (Celia) - (Singing)

Technical Credits
Tono Errando Director,Editor
Javier Mariscal Director
Fernando Trueba Director,Screenwriter
Steve Christian Executive Producer
Ignacio Martinez de Pison Screenwriter
Santi Errando Producer
Andrew Fingret Co-producer
Pelayo Gutierrez Sound Editor
Cristina Huete Producer
Pedrin E. Mariscal Art Director
Martin Pope Producer
Amau Quiles Editor
Antonio Resines Associate Producer
Michael Rose Producer
Nacho Royo-Villanova Sound Mixer
Marc Samuelson Executive Producer
Bebo Valdés Score Composer

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