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Tangos Are for Two (1997)
"Sus ojos se cerraron y el mundo sigue andando" (original title)

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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... 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
José Soriano ...
Rilando Costa (as Pepe Soriano)
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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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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Mischievous reflection on celebrity
31 May 2003 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

It helps to like the tango music of Carlos Gardel - there is a lot of it. I found I enjoyed the form and the performances, and the songs did provide a running commentary at times on the action in the film. The integration of the music and the story is a key part of the film. For me, I am grateful to the film among other things for introducing me to Gardel.

The plot is reminiscent of several films about celebrity and the line between fiction and reality, but keeps its feet on the ground, and ends with a deft and humorous touch, which is also rather moving. Is this magic realism? Whatever it is, it works.

There are some lovely set pieces that I found lovely - Gardel singing to his current girlfriend, the finish, Renzo's performance in Bogota. I recommend it highly.


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