This little seen Argentine drama is worth a screening. It just premiered in the major Brazilian Film Festivals, four years after the picture's release date, and that's in Argentina's closest neighboring country and largest trade partner. It was, however screened in competition at the 2005 Shanghai International Film Festival. So, maybe the film will get a new life, and more exposure. The low number of IMDb votes in 4 years and its recent festival premiere in Brazil indicate that it has indeed not been seen much. That's a shame, since it has great appeal to tango lovers, even if it is not for everyone.
"Garúa" is the name of a famous Argentinian tango. It is also Spanish for that foggy light rain, the kind that evaporates before hitting the ground. So, that metaphor will shed a lot of light on the film's theme. The plot begins with Franco killing a tango singer, & the weight of guilt begins to haunt him obsessively.
He finds himself compelled to find out more about his victim in order apparently to alleviate his guilt. This takes him into the fascinating world of tango in bohemian Buenos Aires, with true artists around. Franco becomes involved in the tango scene and starts filling gaps left by the dead man, including involvement in the deceased's personal life. The scene is set.... A very recommendable tango drama.
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