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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)
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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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Tangos de Papel
Music and lyrics by Fernando E. Solanas
Performed by Roberto Goyeneche
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4 July 2007 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

Being a branch on the Spanish film-making tree, Argentines have no problem with the idea of blending a show within a movie, to the world of the movie itself, and then to the world outside the movie in which the viewer lives.

I call this folding.

I came to this because I knew it had this quality. And that it had something else that fascinates me: dance. Filmed dance is one of the most intriguing problems for a filmmaker and rewarding for a viewer. I love it when it works.

Also, I discovered on viewing that it plays with a related notion: that you cannot really see something that you are part of. You have to be in a fold, removed a bit. And it has yet another notion that compels. Sex as movement, as choreographed caress between two people who have poise that comes from wisdom through grace or pain, usually a mix. Its not a typical Hispanic idea, and is unique to Argentina, a philosophy of embodiment that corresponds in a way to fine acting. This alone, this one idea alone can melt the cauterized heart, and when experienced in life or remembered in art is transforming.

Yes, this film has all these ideas in it. Probably, the filmmaker is one of those wonderful people to know, full of ideas that spill out in ways that don't matter. Any intelligent, or fully felt conversation on any of these ideas will be more valuable than this movie. In fact, that is yet another idea here, that real touch has no substitute. None at all.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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