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Tango (1998)

PG-13 | | 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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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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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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Features Mercado de abasto (1955) See more »

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Nostalgias
Written by Juan Carlos Cobian, Enrique Cadícamo
Performed by Mia Maestro
Musicians: Orlando Marconi, Juanjo DomÍnguez
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A stunning homage to the tango and it's cultural and emotional importance.
16 September 1998 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

It's not often that I will give a film a perfect review, I'm just too picky. And let's face it, there aren't many movies being made nowadays that even approach perfection. I have just had the pleasure of seeing one such film. Director Carlos Saura and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro have again collaborated on a masterpiece. Similar to their last joint effort 'Flamenco', 'Tango' is both an examination of the music and dance of the tango and, more importantly, it's role as a reflection of the human condition. Saura and Storaro have gathered these elements and taken them, and the audience, one step further. Through skillful choreography, the camera weaves it's way through a maze of mirrors, lights, projected images and some of the world's best tango artists. The audience becomes a willing dance partner with their breathtaking eye and find themselves swept into their passionate vision.


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