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Tango (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Musical | 12 February 1999 (USA)
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Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango.

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Carlos Saura

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Carlos Saura
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Ángel Solá ... Mario Suárez
Cecilia Narova Cecilia Narova ... Laura Fuentes
Mía Maestro ... Elena Flores
Juan Carlos Copes ... Carlos Nebbia
Carlos Rivarola Carlos Rivarola ... Ernesto Landi
Sandra Ballesteros Sandra Ballesteros ... María Elman
Óscar Cardozo Ocampo Óscar Cardozo Ocampo ... Daniel Stein
Enrique Pinti ... Sergio Lieman
Julio Bocca Julio Bocca ... Julio Bocca
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Angelo Larroca
Martín Seefeld Martín Seefeld ... Andrés Castro
Ricardo Díaz Mourelle Ricardo Díaz Mourelle ... Waldo Norman
Antonio Soares Junior Antonio Soares Junior ... Bodyguard 1 / Dancer
Ariel Casas Ariel Casas ... Antonio
Carlos Thiel Carlos Thiel ... Dr. Ramírez
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Storyline

Set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the film tells the story of director Mario Suarez's quest to make the ultimate tango film. Lonely after his wife (one of the film's stars) has left him, Mario must find the themes that will hold the film together, while simultaneously permitting his musicians and dancers the freedom of expression that is necessary to satisfy the tango-hungry Argentine audience. Things become complicated when Mario falls in love with Elena, a beautiful and talented young dancer who is the girlfriend of the powerful and dangerous Angelo Larroca, an investor in the picture. And Mario's creative vision is challenged by his investors when he plans a scene that recreates Argentina's dark years of political suppression and "disappearances". Written by Martin Lewison <lewison+@pitt.edu>

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Taglines:

Never leave me.

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality, some disturbing images and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tango See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ESP 700,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,315, 14 February 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,687,311, 11 July 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 71st Academy Awards in 1999. See more »

Quotes

Elena Flores: We're breaking up.
Mario Suárez: Why? If I may ask...
Elena Flores: We don't understand eachother. I'm not easy.
[laughs]
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Connections

Features Tango Bar (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Zorro gris
Written by Rafael Tuegols (as R. Tuegols) and Francisco García Jiménez (as F. García Giménez)
Performed by Lucas Galera and Sabrina Morales
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A Knockout Dance Movie
11 August 2005 | by laurel14See all my reviews

Tango may well be the greatest dance movie ever made. Its stunning dance sequences, relentless tango music (orchestrated by Lalo Schiffrin)and throbbing sexuality place this film in a class by itself. There simply has never been anything like it. And, if you have any male hormones left and do not fall immediately head over heels in love with Mia Maestro than something is definitely wrong with you. She is what Audrey Hepburn might have been had Miss Hepburn been Latin and had a spectacular dancer's figure. But the entire cast is wonderful and the lighting and color are explosive. Go see it, then take the next plane to Buenos Aires. I did.


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