EL BENNY

By Jorge Luis SÁNCHEZ

ICAIC - PRODUCTORA INTERNACIONAL - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Drama - Completed 2006

It is the story of the greatest interpreter of popular Cuban music.

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CUBA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jorge Luis SÁNCHEZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Abraham RODRÍGUEZ, Jorge Luis SÁNCHEZ
    • Synopsis
    • Upon his return from Mexico where he consolidated his career in the late forties, Benny Moré is the artist who, through music and dance, makes delirious crowds. A wealthy politician hires him for a concert. Betrayal makes him fail in his efforts to build the longed-band jazz and breaks the contract. Frustrated and under the excesses of alcohol and sex, his life becomes a chaos. With no little effort he reassembles his band and triumphs. A revenge of the old days involves him in a conflict in Venezuela. Now a celebrity and with a lot of money, he rebuilds the old family house ignoring the warning of his grandfather that death will be found by anyone who prevented the mansion to collapse alone. The excesses of other times result in a severe liver crisis that put him on the verge of death, thus the doctor definitely prohibits him alcohol.

      It is the story of the greatest interpreter of popular Cuban music.
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