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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mario Suárez
Cecilia Narova ... Laura Fuentes
... Elena Flores
... Carlos Nebbia
Carlos Rivarola ... Ernesto Landi
Sandra Ballesteros ... María Elman
Óscar Cardozo Ocampo ... Daniel Stein
... Sergio Lieman
Julio Bocca ... Julio Bocca
... Angelo Larroca
Martín Seefeld ... Andrés Castro
Ricardo Díaz Mourelle ... Waldo Norman
Antonio Soares Junior ... Bodyguard 1 / Dancer
Ariel Casas ... Antonio
Carlos Thiel ... Dr. Ramírez
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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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Never leave me.

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Drama | Musical

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality, some disturbing images and brief language | See all certifications »
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12 February 1999 (USA)  »

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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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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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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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Arrabal amargo
Written by Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pera
Sung by Carlos Gardel
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A manifestation full of passion, love and rhythm.
5 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

The spirit tries to get out all the senses that invade your soul, your body, your mind through an artistical manifestation. Once after seem this film you probably love the tangos or hate it, but you will discover in each song a magic instant full of color, of meaning and sense. Each step is impulsed by a fresh wind of change and nostalgia. A notable example of love to our ideals and passions, to our own way to be. A remarkable film.


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