Sexo, maracas y chihuahuas

2016

The incredible life of Xavier Cugat, the only Spaniard with two stars in Hollywood Boulevardís Walk of Fame. From black and white to colour, we take a tour of classic Hollywood through film excerpts where the versatile artist met big stars such as Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra and Greta Garbo. A tribute to the rise of radio and big orchestras, rediscovering iconic clubs, hotel ballrooms and casinos from the end of the Prohibition era. Love stories, mafia, luxury cars, palm-tree settings. A cheerful and glamorous biopic journeying through two continents, from Cuba to Barcelona via the movie Mecca and the birth of Las Vegas, with the music of maracas.

  • Spanish version

  • Catalan version