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

 -  Drama | Musical  -  21 November 1986 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Laforêt ...
Mariana
Philippe Léotard ...
Pierre
Miguel Ángel Solá ...
Juan Dos
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Florence
Georges Wilson ...
Jean-Marie
Lautaro Murúa ...
Gerardo
Ana María Picchio ...
Ana
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
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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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Referenced in Vivo en Argentina: Ana María Picchio (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Vals del regreso
Music by José Luis Castiñeira de Dios
Lyrics by Fernando E. Solanas
Performed by Susana Lago
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virtually unknown masterpiece
20 March 2002 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

I saw a print of this film in a Latin American class a few years ago and was blown away." Who was the director?" was my question. It combined elements of Godard, Bertulucci, and the American musical. The images are as stunning as any by Vittorio Storraro and the story is ultimately uplifting and hopeful as it details the lives of Argentine exiles trying to survive and move on with their lives while in exile in Paris. Brilliant , but virtually unavailable in the states. This film needs to be discovered by film lovers and lovers of the tango.


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