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Tango (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Musical | 12 February 1999 (USA)
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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Mario Suárez
Cecilia Narova ...
Laura Fuentes
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Carlos Nebbia
Carlos Rivarola ...
Ernesto Landi
Sandra Ballesteros ...
María Elman
Óscar Cardozo Ocampo ...
Daniel Stein
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Sergio Lieman
Julio Bocca ...
Julio Bocca
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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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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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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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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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References The Lion King (1994) See more »

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Quejas de bandoneón
Written by Juan de Dios Filiberto
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A Knockout Dance Movie
11 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tango may well be the greatest dance movie ever made. Its stunning dance sequences, relentless tango music (orchestrated by Lalo Schiffrin)and throbbing sexuality place this film in a class by itself. There simply has never been anything like it. And, if you have any male hormones left and do not fall immediately head over heels in love with Mia Maestro than something is definitely wrong with you. She is what Audrey Hepburn might have been had Miss Hepburn been Latin and had a spectacular dancer's figure. But the entire cast is wonderful and the lighting and color are explosive. Go see it, then take the next plane to Buenos Aires. I did.


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