Go to content
Costume drama, based upon the novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos, portraying the relationship between eroticism, dance and music in grand-scale musical numbers. It is set in 1952, when the Mambo rage grips America. The Cuban brothers Cesar and Nestor Castillo arrive in New York and dream of a better life through their hot-blooded music. Maruschka Detmers has one of the leading roles.


Production company
Warner Bros. Holland
Distributor NL
Warner Bros. Holland

Title: The Mambo Kings
Year: 1991
Duration : 1 hour, 41 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2000

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.