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Tangos Are for Two (1997)

Sus ojos se cerraron y el mundo sigue andando (original title)
A woman's voice says she was wife to Renzo Franchi and Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), Argentina's great tango singer. People say she's crazy. Her story unfolds. Buenos Aires, 1933: Juana Romero... See full summary »

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Juanita
Juan Echanove ...
Gustavo
Ulises Dumont ...
Aníbal
Raúl Brambilla ...
Alfredo Le Pera
Carlos Carella ...
Cabache
Ramón Rivero ...
Dieguito
Pepe Soriano ...
Rilando Costa
María Fernández Paroni ...
Dorita
Chela Ruíz ...
Madre de Carlos Gardel
Mónica Galán ...
La Turca
Nelly Fontán ...
Doña Martha
Bibiana Aflalo ...
Nancy
Noemí Granata ...
Dueña Taller de Costura
Alfredo Allende ...
Maestro de Ceremonias
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A woman's voice says she was wife to Renzo Franchi and Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), Argentina's great tango singer. People say she's crazy. Her story unfolds. Buenos Aires, 1933: Juana Romero, a seamstress who lives for the music of Gardel, dumps her boyfriend Gustavo for Renzo, a singer who looks like Gardel. She insists that his trio performs Gardel's tangos, which leads to Renzo recording a Ford commercial when Gardel himself is overbooked. The trio, with Joanna in tow, goes on an ill-fated tour of points north. The couple breaks up: she goes home and he tries to get to New York. Fate steps in, and once again he's called upon to pose as Gardel. Then, legend and a bracelet take over. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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23 January 1998 (Spain)  »

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Tangos Are for Two  »

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ESP 440,000,000 (estimated)
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Carlos Gardel and his friends took the plane when they crashed. in the background appears the name "Aeropuerto Enrique Olaya Herrera" (Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport) which is the modern name. Back in the Thirties, the name of the airport was "Aeródromo de Medellín" (Aerodrome of Medellin) See more »

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Great movie Dario Grandinetti As Carlos Gardel Tango Singer 1930s
7 January 2010 | by (Dallas Tx United States75214) – See all my reviews

Tango for Two aka Sus Ojos se Cerraron & El Mundo Sigue Andando. I had been on a Dario Grandinetti kick for a while & had been ordering & watching all his movies. He is a great actor from Spain & has had several killer roles. I originally became interested in him when I saw the Argentinean movie Dark Side of the Heart & then I saw him in Almovodar's Talk to Me. (both very fine films) In this film he plays the great Argentinean Tango singer Carlos Gardel. I did not know much about Gardel till I saw this film & then read the Wikipedia entry about him. This film is a heart-rending tale of a woman who idolizes Carlos Gardel & it's easy to see how she gets lost in fantasy. Fate steps in, & once again he's called upon to pose as Gardel. The Singing the Tangos performances & & music & blending between fantasy & reality (about Gardel) make this a very interesting film. The 1930s Argentina is recreated very faithfully with some great sets & cinematography. It is interesting to see Grandinetti before he lost all his hair & I never dream to see him in a musical singing role. He does quite well. The music & songs are fabulous if you are a fan of tango. Film ends with the question of whether Gardel was really killed in an accident. The film is romantic comedy musical Many (me included) have trouble getting the subtitles to work correctly. . 4 stars very interesting Argentinean film.


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