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Tango Bar (1987)

PG  |   |  Drama, Musical, Romance  |  April 1988 (Puerto Rico)
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A fled Tango show owner returns to Buenos Aires to join his partners after the oppressive government of Argentina has dissolved.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ricardo
Valeria Lynch ...
Elena
Rubén Juárez ...
Antonio
Nélida Rodríguez ...
Dancer: Mi Amigo Cholo
Nelson Ávila ...
Dancer: Mi Amigo Cholo
Mabel Dai ...
Dancer: La milonguita
Roberto Herrera ...
Dancer: La milonguita
Carolina Iotti ...
Dancer: El choclo
Orlando Díaz 'Coco' ...
Dancer: El choclo
Sandra Lanfranchi ...
Dancer: Don Juan
Omar Mazzei ...
Dancer: Don Juan
Claudia Lavalle ...
Dancer: La cumparsita
Marita Longoni ...
Dancer: La cumparsita
Miriam Magali ...
Dancer: La cumparsita
Rafael Blanco ...
Dancer: La cumparsita
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Antonio returns to Argentina from political exile and reunites with his old partner Ricardo at Ricardo's bar. With several talented dancers, the partners stage a cabaret. Ricardo narrates and Antonio sings, taking their audience through the history and meaning of the tango, a dance from the mean streets of the poor. Now that Antonio is back, there is also tension with Ricardo, because both have a history with Elena, and both love her. After the singing, the dancing, and the talking ends, with which man will she want to tango? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A very Argentine film, a very Tango film
4 December 1998 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

The story is a Tango. The film alternates between a story about a woman and her choices (then and now) between two men, and with vignettes that show the history of Argentine Tango and how the dance relates to Argentina and its history. The film is dark, but Tango is dark so it fits.

There is a very funny section where they show Tango as seen through the eyes of Hollywood. It includes Abott and Costello dancing Tango and Tango from the Flintstones cartoon.

The dance scenes are all very different. There is a ballet, there is a street dance (much like many of today's music video numbers), there is a stage show (Tango Fantasia), and there is a milonga. The milonga will surprise you, you will want to review this scene over and over.

No Tango afficianado's film collection would be complete if it didn't contain a copy of Tango Bar.


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