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Movie Screening: The Mambo Kings (2005)


June 20, 2013

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Musician brothers, Cesar and Nestor, leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, with the hopes of making it to the top of the Latin music scene. Cesar is the older brother who serves as the business manager and is a consumate ladies' man. Nestor is the brooding songwriter, who cannot forget the woman in Cuba who broke his heart.

Cast: Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, Cathy Moriarty, Maruschka Detmers ... [et al.].

Director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; editor, Claire Simpson ; production designer, Stuart Wurtzel.

Based on the novel "The mambo kings play songs of love" by Oscar Hijuelos.

2005 unrated version.  105 mins.