Very simplistic, but in no way disregardable
chetosco from Dnipro, Ukraine
15 December 2010
The film is not about Maradona, it's about Gardel. The drawn parallel
is doubtful: the insiders of Argentinean football would compare Gardel
rather to Ricardo Bochini. Rodolfo Pagliere made a couple of low-budget
movies about tango in 90s, another one being "Quereme asi (Piantao)"
about Astor Piazzolla's life, and ever since suspended his directing
activity. The style is romantic surrealism bordered upon documentalism,
with a lot of Gardel's footage, including pre-catastrophe shots. The
best part, in my opinion, is the duo with Rosita Moreno from "El dia
que me quieras". Although the budget is low, it includes Rodolfo
Mederos' score as well as Alejandro Dolina's and Esther Goris'
participation, let alone Maradona himself. Maybe the worth is not in
the film itself, which lasts for about one hour and something, but in
prompting to revise Gardel's heritage. Shouldn't be ignored by tango
addicts and Gardel's completists.
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