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Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)

El exilio de Gardel: Tangos (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | 21 November 1986 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Dos
Georges Wilson ...
Gabriela Toscano ...
Maria / Les jeunes danseurs
Nora Codina ...
Danseurs Solistes
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 ...
Danseurs solistes (as Gloria et Eduardo)
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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Drama | Musical


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Release Date:

21 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tangos, the Exile of Gardel  »

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1.66 : 1
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Argentina's official selection for the 1986 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »


Referenced in Vivo en Argentina: Ana María Picchio (2012) See more »


Hijos del exilio
Music by José Luis Castiñeira de Dios
Lyrics by Fernando E. Solanas
Performed by Susana Lago
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Utterly Forgettable Diatribe
23 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Impossibly boring, self-indulgent, presumptuous Argentine film "a-la-francaise". The characters are poorly developed, the situations are artificially written, and the movie goes nowhere. Hard to believe anyone could care about this except the director. This is one to miss at all cost.

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