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Born Romantic

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Synopsis

Three young men, all cursed with two left feet, pursue three beautiful women. A mystical cupid-like cab driver, Jimmy, aids the course of true love with words of wisdom for Eddie; lost clues for Fergus and Salsa lessons for Frankie as they embark on a series of adventures against a background of Salsa, Latin and Easy-listening tunes.

David Kane's follow-up to his sleeper hit This Year's Love owes its existence to actress Jennifer Ehle. During the making of that film, she dragged Kane along to a salsa class and, to the jiving sounds of Celia Cruz, the late Tito Puente and their Cuban and Colombian companeros, Kane came up with Born Romantic.

Produced by Michele Camarda, who worked with Kane on both films, the film revolves around the romantic adventures of six young salsa enthusiasts - including David Morrissey as a musician, Jimi Mistry as an incompetent thief, Olivia Williams as an art restorer and Jane Horrocks as a record shop assistant - who are guided by a cab driver-cum-cupid (Adrian Lester).

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Running Time
96 mins
Format
35mm Fuji
Director
David Kane
Producer
David M Thompson, Alistair MacLean-Clark, Melvyn Singer
Editor
Michael Parker
Screenwriter
David Kane
Director of Photography
Robert Alazraki A.F.C.
Music
Simon Boswell
Principal Cast
Craig Ferguson, Ian Hart, Jane Horrocks, Adrian Lester, Catherine McCormack, Jimi Mistry, David Morrissey, Olivia Williams

Genre

Production Company

Kismet Film Company
Contact: Michele Camarda
27-29 Berwick Street
London W1V 3RF
UK

T 020 7734 9878
F 020 7734 9871

Optimum Releasing

Sales
Company

The Works
4 Great Portland Street
London W1W 8QJ
UK

T 020 7612 1080
F 7612 1081