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Tango (1998)

 -  Drama | Musical  -  12 February 1999 (USA)
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Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Ángel Solá ...
Mario Suárez
Cecilia Narova ...
Laura Fuentes
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Juan Carlos Copes ...
Carlos Nebbia
Carlos Rivarola ...
Ernesto Landi
Sandra Ballesteros ...
María Elman
Óscar Cardozo Ocampo ...
Daniel Stein
Enrique Pinti ...
Sergio Lieman
Julio Bocca ...
Julio Bocca
Juan Luis Galiardo ...
Angelo Larroca
Martín Seefeld ...
Andrés Castro
Ricardo Díaz Mourelle ...
Waldo Norman
Antonio Soares Junior ...
Bodyguard 1 / Dancer
Ariel Casas ...
Antonio
Carlos Thiel ...
Dr. Ramírez
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Storyline

Set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the film tells the story of director Mario Suarez's quest to make the ultimate tango film. Lonely after his wife (one of the film's stars) has left him, Mario must find the themes that will hold the film together, while simultaneously permitting his musicians and dancers the freedom of expression that is necessary to satisfy the tango-hungry Argentine audience. Things become complicated when Mario falls in love with Elena, a beautiful and talented young dancer who is the girlfriend of the powerful and dangerous Angelo Larroca, an investor in the picture. And Mario's creative vision is challenged by his investors when he plans a scene that recreates Argentina's dark years of political suppression and "disappearances". Written by Martin Lewison <lewison+@pitt.edu>

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Tango: you never leave me

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Drama | Musical

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality, some disturbing images and brief language | See all certifications »
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12 February 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

ESP 700,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$78,315 (USA) (12 February 1999)

Gross:

$1,687,311 (USA) (9 July 1999)
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Trivia

Argentina's official submission for the 1998 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »

Quotes

Elena Flores: We're breaking up.
Mario Suárez: Why? If I may ask...
Elena Flores: We don't understand eachother. I'm not easy.
[laughs]
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Connections

Featured in The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) See more »

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Arrabal amargo
Written by Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pera
Sung by Carlos Gardel
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A manifestation full of passion, love and rhythm.
5 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

The spirit tries to get out all the senses that invade your soul, your body, your mind through an artistical manifestation. Once after seem this film you probably love the tangos or hate it, but you will discover in each song a magic instant full of color, of meaning and sense. Each step is impulsed by a fresh wind of change and nostalgia. A notable example of love to our ideals and passions, to our own way to be. A remarkable film.


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