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Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)

El exilio de Gardel: Tangos (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | 21 November 1986 (USA)
Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.

Writers:

Fernando E. Solanas (screenplay), Djamila Olivessi (screenplay assistance)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Laforêt ... Mariana
Philippe Léotard ... Pierre
Miguel Ángel Solá ... Juan Dos
Marina Vlady ... Florence
Georges Wilson ... Jean-Marie
Lautaro Murúa ... Gerardo
Ana María Picchio ... Ana
Gabriela Toscano Gabriela Toscano ... Maria / Young Dancer
Nora Codina Nora Codina ... Solo Dancer / Nucleo Danza
Guillermo Altamirano Guillermo Altamirano ... Solo Dancer / Nucleo Danza (as G. Altamirano) (as German Altamirano)
Robert Thomas Robert Thomas ... Solo Dancer
Manon Hotte Manon Hotte ... Solo Dancer
Gloria Arquimbau Gloria Arquimbau ... Solo Dancer (as Gloria et Eduardo)
Eduardo Arquimbau Eduardo Arquimbau ... Solo Dancer (as Gloria et Eduardo)
Ines Sanguinetti Ines Sanguinetti ... Solo Dancer
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In the sorrow of exile, a group of Argentinians in Paris seek solace and connection to their culture by staging a set of tangos. The film alternates between their vibrant rehearsals and their circumscribed lives in low-rent apartments, underemployed, fitfully communicating with families back home, trying to make do with what they hope are only temporary arrangements in a foreign land. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Musical

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Trivia

Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 59th Academy Awards in 1987. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vivo en Argentina: Ana María Picchio (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Rubias de Nueva York
Written by Carlos Gardel et Alfredo Le Pera
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User Reviews

 
virtually unknown masterpiece
20 March 2002 | by arnis12See all my reviews

I saw a print of this film in a Latin American class a few years ago and was blown away." Who was the director?" was my question. It combined elements of Godard, Bertulucci, and the American musical. The images are as stunning as any by Vittorio Storraro and the story is ultimately uplifting and hopeful as it details the lives of Argentine exiles trying to survive and move on with their lives while in exile in Paris. Brilliant , but virtually unavailable in the states. This film needs to be discovered by film lovers and lovers of the tango.


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Country:

Argentina | France

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

21 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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