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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 »

Soundtracks

Se dice de mí
Written by Francisco Canaro, Ivo Pelay
Performed by singers: Tita Merello, Roxana Fontán
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High Praise for "Tango"
27 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this film. I am not a huge fan of dance movies or musicals, but this creation is superb. The music, the dancing, and of course, the women are all beautiful.

Saura melds fiction & reality with all the skill he has shown in previous films, & Storaro's cinematography is, as usual, stunning. I purchased a DVD copy as soon as it became available & I have found the extras & the commentaries to be both informative & entertaining.

For anyone who loves; beautiful filming making, passionate dancing or erotic women, this film will fill all those needs. Buenos Aires, here I come!


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