Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
"El exilio de Gardel: Tangos" (original title)

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Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.


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Lautaro Murúa ...
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Gabriela Toscano ...
Maria / Les jeunes danseurs
Nora Codina ...
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Guillermo Altamirano ...
Danseurs Solistes (as G. Altamirano)
Robert Thomas ...
Danseurs solistes
Manon Hotte ...
Danseurs solistes
Gloria Arquimbau ...
Danseurs solistes (as Gloria et Eduardo)
Eduardo Arquimbau ...
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Ines Sanguinetti ...
Danseurs solistes


In the sorrow of exile, a group of Argentinians in Paris seek solace and connection to their culture by staging a set of tangos. The film alternates between their vibrant rehearsals and their circumscribed lives in low-rent apartments, underemployed, fitfully communicating with families back home, trying to make do with what they hope are only temporary arrangements in a foreign land. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Argentina's official selection for the 1986 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »


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Pure Tango. Pure Cinema.
9 October 2003 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Solanas made a wonderful piece of art, not just a movie, but a theater play and a tango as well.

The anguish of exile, trying to show all the melancholy charged with irony and good humor. As a Discépolo's tango.

Marvelous, oneiric. A way to learn more about this kind of music that is famous around the world as "the dance of passion", but showed in its pure essence, with three of its' men, Gardel, Discépolo and Piazzolla.

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