MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,376 this week

Café de los maestros (2008)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 145 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 13 critic

Interviews with the musicians and singers from Argentina's golden days of Tango.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 554 titles
created 31 Oct 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 82 titles
created 24 Aug 2013
 
a list of 118 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Café de los maestros (2008)

Café de los maestros (2008) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Café de los maestros.
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Star Maps (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Arteta
Stars: Douglas Spain, Efrain Figueroa, Kandeyce Jorden
The Idiots (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves.

Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Albinus, Anne Louise Hassing
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, Alison Lohman
Wild Tales (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A story about love deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, appear themselves to push them towards the abyss, into the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

Director: Damián Szifrón
Stars: Liliana Ackerman, Rita Cortese, Ricardo Darín
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Mia Bendixsen
Biutiful (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams.

Directors: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas
Stars: Sandra Corveloni, João Baldasserini, Vinícius de Oliveira
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Aníbal Arias ...
Himself
Ernesto Baffa ...
Himself
Emilio Balcarce ...
Himself
Oscar Berlingieri ...
Himself
Gabriel Chula Clausi ...
Himself
Juan D'Arienzo ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jorge 'El Portugués' da Silva ...
Himself
Emilio De La Peña ...
Himself
Ubaldo De Lío ...
Himself
Carlos Di Sarli ...
Himself (archive footage)
Leopoldo Federico ...
Himself
Oscar Ferrari ...
Himself
Carlos García ...
Himself
Juan Carlos Godoy ...
Himself
José Libertella ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Interviews with the musicians and singers from Argentina's golden days of Tango.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

26 June 2008 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Cafe de los maestros  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Producer and composer Gustavo Santaolalla admits that, prior to "Café de los Maestros", his knowledge of classic/vintage tango music was very limited. His idea with the film was to learn the musical roots and traditions of the genre as well as to pay tribute to some of the great stalwarts (composers, arrangers, musicians, singers, most of them pushing or past 80 years old) of tango music. See more »

Soundtracks

Percal
Performed by Alberto Podestá
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Transcending tango music but a cursory glance at the art of tango
29 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

CAFÉ DE LOS MAESTROS is not simply a live performance given by the veteran tango masters at the sumptuous Teatro Colón. It is an introduction to the once globally-popular form of music and dance, and an account of its impacts on the emotions of the remaining Argentinean tango stars of the golden age (the 1940s and 1950s). Contrasting Buenos Aries' past (through archive footage) and present (young couple kissing and tourists on the crowded streets), this film yields a sense of nostalgia. The ending in which a musician plays alone amid the vastness of the Teatro Colón, in stark contrast to the earlier festive boisterousness, makes the film a poignant one with similarities to Wenders' Buena Vista Social Club. The music gives us access to solitary artists' thoughts. The frequent jump-cuts between the musicians' on-stage performance and off-stage studio scenes, linked by the tango melody, paint a humorous and amiable picture of these extraordinary artists. But more context (the Montevideo part, and the dance element, is neglected) would help connect the fragmentary narrative of this music-driven documentary.

This film, however, is entertaining and is for everyone, as those uninterested in the musicians will quickly be captivated by their legendary performance at the Teatro Colón. The transcending power of the concert itself makes this documentary a must-see. It is also a valuable cultural project initiated by the Argentinean-American Gustavo Santaolalla and touching testament to the resilience of the human spirit of which tango is an indispensable constituent. Vive la música!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Café de los maestros (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page