El firulete (2011)

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In 1950's Argentina, a simple man meets the woman of his dreams in a bar. With a little bit of tango, he will attempt the impossible: To seduce her.


Carlos Algara


Carlos Algara
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Credited cast:
Ana Layevska ... Ana
Juan Martín Jauregui ... Javier (as Juan M. Jauregui)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alejandro Algara Alejandro Algara ... Mesero
Fernando Davíl Fernando Davíl ... Pianista
Jan-David Fries Jan-David Fries ... Anyman
Alejandro Fuentes Alejandro Fuentes ... Hombre Fumando
Sofía Garza ... Mujer Con Guantes (as Sofía Garza Guerra)
Rubén González Garza Rubén González Garza ... Hombre De Edad
Alberto Meléndez Alberto Meléndez ... Bandoneonista
Ale Salinas Ale Salinas ... Alejandra
Guido Smulevich Guido Smulevich ... Mozo
Ricardo Díaz Vázquez Ricardo Díaz Vázquez ... Hombre Fumando


In 1950's Argentina, a simple man meets the woman of his dreams in a bar. With a little bit of tango, he will attempt the impossible: To seduce her. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Comedy | Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

21 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico


Box Office


$15,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Spunco Films, Visualistas See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The short film won Best Latin Short at the 2013 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. See more »


Javier: This kind of encounters always turn out wrong. Well, not at the movies. At the movies they always turn out great. But not in real life.
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