Dame la mano Documentary film, 2003, 120 min.

The secret recipe of the Cuban cook Rafaela in New York is chicken with coke. From his mobile shop, her son sells her dishes to factory workers. He dreams of owning a restaurant with a dance floor that is larger than that of `La Esquina Habanera'. Every Sunday night, in this restaurant in New Jersey, the rumba is danced, the most sensual Cuban dance. Heddy Honigmann filmed the dance, the restaurant and its patrons, including the voluptuous Rafaela, the handsome Pedro who once earned a living as a gigolo, and the agile dancing teacher who has recovered from cancer. Honigmann portrays them in her characteristic intimate style and affectionately sketches how these exiles manage to survive in the overblown world of the US - drawing from their everlasting love for rhythm, for life, and especially for the rousing rumba.

nominations

NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

 

Director

  1. Cinematographer - Dop

    Location Sound Recordist

Writer

  1. Cinematographer - Dop

    Location Sound Recordist

Producer

  1. Pieter van Huystee
    +3120 421 0606

    www.pvhfilm.nl
    IMDb profile

    Staff at Pieter van Huystee Film

    Producer (160)

Line producer

Composer

Cinematographer - DoP

  1. Cinematographer - Dop (71)

    Location Sound Recordist

Editor

  1. Editor (100)

Sound mixer

  1. Sound Designer (56)

    Sound Editor (68)

Location sound recordist

  1. Cinematographer - Dop

    Location Sound Recordist (102)

Sound re-recording mixer 

  1. Danny van Spreuwel

    www.soundrerecordingmixer.nl
    IMDb profile

    Assistant Sound

    Foley Recordist 

    Production Sound Mixer 

Assistant editor

Production company

  1.  Pieter van Huystee Film
    +3120 421 0606

    www.pvhfilm.nl
    IMDb profile

    Staff

    Pieter van Huystee
    23 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA award  CH -  Locarno International Film Festival

    Production Company (166)

Distribution company

Sales agent