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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

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Argentina | France

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

21 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tangos, the Exile of Gardel See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in The Eleventh Hour: Havana Report (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Tangos de Papel
Music and lyrics by Fernando E. Solanas
Performed by Roberto Goyeneche
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One of the greatest films I've seen
13 August 2001 | by vkorovkinSee all my reviews

Already from the opening scene of tango dance on a Paris bridge one can understand that this is an outstanding film. Pain, sorrow, laugh, sex, solitude, nostalgia, music - all about the exiliados' life in Paris. And if you know a bit of Spanish the lyrics of the songs will stay long with you.


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