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Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)

Astor Piazzolla was born on March 11, 1921 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla. He was a composer, known for Twelve Monkeys (1995), Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985) and Raw Deal (1986). He died on July 4, 1992 in Buenos Aires. See full bio »


(age 71) in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Twelve Monkeys
Twelve Monkeys Soundtrack
Raw Deal
Raw Deal Soundtrack
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 2014 Carnalidad (Short)
 2010 Cómo se hizo El exilio de Gardel (Documentary)
 2007 Satori Uso (Short)
 2007 Adiós (Documentary short)
 2006 Breathing Lessons (Video short)
 2005 Piazzola en Buenos Aires (Documentary)
 2005 Sociedad anónima (Documentary short)
 2004 Ponpa hutsak (Short)
 2003 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Eroica! (2003)
 2003 Tango Octogenario (Short)
 2002 Le grand tango (Short)
 2001 Cospel (Documentary short)
 2001 Nicole et Jean (Documentary)
 1999 Borges en porteño (Short)
 1996 Any Questions (Short)
 1995 Lev s sedoy borodoy (Short) (main composer)
 1994 Comme tout le monde (Short)
 1993 O lo uno o lo otro (Short)
 1992 The Journey
 1992 Eddie (Documentary short)
 1991 Rue Saint-Valentin (Short)
 1989 L'éternelle idole (Short)
 1988 Enligt beslut (TV Movie)
 1988 The South
 1988 Tierra sin mal (Documentary short)
 1985 Der Callboy
 1984 Henry IV
 1983 Bella Donna
 1982 Tacón (Short)
 1982 Are We?
 1982 Volver
 1982 Neonstadt
 1982 Grace Jones: I've Seen That Face Before - Libertango (Video short) (original music by)
 1981 Paris s'en va (Short)
 1981 Non-Lieu (TV Movie)
 1980 Lina y Tina (Short)
 1979 A Intrusa
 1979 Cinéma 16 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1978 Peronaje al exterior (Documentary short)
 1977 Armaguedon
 1976 Lumiere
 1973 Ritorno (TV Movie)
 1972 La resistencia (Short)
 1972 Vallejos
 1969 Pulsación
 1969 Tango argentino (Documentary)
 1969 Breve cielo
 1969 La fiaca
 1967 Las pirañas
 1966 Buenos Aires (Short documentary)
 1966 Buenos Aires en camiseta (Short)
 1966 Los anónimos (Documentary short)
 1963 Paula cautiva
 1962 Che, Buenos Aires (Documentary)
 1960 Las furias
 1958 Dos basuras
 1956 Marta Ferrari
 1953 Stella Maris
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Innovative musician and composer, who redefined the tango for modern audiences and became internationally renowned for his music with Quinteto Tango Nuevo from 1976. See more »

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