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Bar, El Chino (2003)

Martina is a young editor that works for a television network. She is decided to make a documentary on the legendery Bar El Chino, a place where tango, friendship and love are highly valued... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Burak
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4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Juan Pablo Ballinou Juan Pablo Ballinou ... Beto
Nuria Burak Nuria Burak ... Ayelén
Roberto Buzzone Roberto Buzzone ... Locutor
Pasta Dioguardi Pasta Dioguardi ... Santiago
Alejandro Gruz Alejandro Gruz ... Ejecutivo joven
Jimena La Torre Jimena La Torre ... Martina
Ernesto Larrese Ernesto Larrese ... Jesús
Mario E. Levit Mario E. Levit ... Taxista 1
Mario Lion Mario Lion ... Transeúnte
María López Saubidet María López Saubidet ... Marcela
Rubén Mariño Rubén Mariño ... Ejecutivo español
Boy Olmi Boy Olmi ... Jorge Costa
José Sacristán ... Himself
Lucas Santa Ana ... Nacho
Maxi Scalise Maxi Scalise ... Tincho
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Martina is a young editor that works for a television network. She is decided to make a documentary on the legendery Bar El Chino, a place where tango, friendship and love are highly valued. Her first night at Bar El Chino, she meets Jorge, a single father who was making a documentary about Bar El Chino also, but who had to leave it unfinished because of the economic depression. With the aid of Jorge, she will discover this wonderful place, get the documentary in progress, learn to love, and know what migration is like... from first-hand experience. Written by Bruno Benton

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tango | independent film | See All (2) »

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Drama | Music | Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 October 2003 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Bar El Chino See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vocación See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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A quasi-documentary view of the Argentine drama
18 March 2006 | by rotrelSee all my reviews

Bar "El Chino" proves that good movies can be made with very limited resources. The main plot line, based on two characters (Jorge and Martina) is beautifully mixed with two other lines, the documentary on a legendary bar in Buenos Aires' Southern district of Pompeya, and the 2001 collapse of a fake democracy. Jorge (Boy Olmi) and Martina (Jimena Latorre) are two generations apart. He represents the eternal need to return to one's roots. She exhibits an exuberant mix of hope, love and ambition. Olmi and Latorre offer a memorable performance, worth of a sequel (maybe Robert Duvall will read these lines?) Most of the characters are real "porteños", and the way they express their true feelings is really touching. Editing and camera are good. The film music could be better, but it shows strength and authenticity. A must-see for those who try to understand Buenos Aires, its people and the nature of tango.


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