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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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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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Features Mercado de abasto (1955) See more »

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Recuerdo
Written by Osvaldo Pugliese and Eduardo Moreno
Performed by Juan Carlos Copes and Lorena Yacono
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I adore Tango music
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The dancing in this movie was wonderful to watch. The posture of the dancers amazing. The colours magnificent. I found the tale fascinating. I believe what we watched was the film being made and the story told was what the director wanted us to see, because at the end, everyone was clapping and all were friendly.It was all make believe. The tale was not to be taken seriously, it was a play within a play.

On the otherhand what happened in Argentina many years ago was true and the way the director directed this sad time was very inventive. It showed through dancing the tragic story.


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