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Tango

  • Drama
  • Musical
  • 1998
  • Carlos Saura
  • 110 mins
  • 12

Summary

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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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

There's something about the tango that seems to bring out the introverted, arty and pretentious in film-makers: witness Sally Potter's self-indulgent The Tango Lesson. Here writer/director Carlos Saura's moody but monotonous tale of Mario, an Argentinian theatre director, strives to give the tango some sort of social significance. His efforts at integrating rhythms and visuals gradually come to mirror Mario's midlife crisis, his troubles with women, even his feelings of political repression. Fifteen years earlier, Saura's Carmen had attempted something similar, but had blended its rhythms and blues more successfully. There, you really felt flamenco-ed. Here, you don't really feel tango-ed at all.

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Credits

Cast

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Mario SuarezMiguel Angel Sola
Laura FuentesCecilia Narova
Elena FloresMia Maestro
Carlos NebbiaJuan Carlos Copes
Ernesto LandiCarlos Rivarola
María ElmanSandra Ballesteros
Daniel SteinOscar Cardozo Ocampo
Andres CastroMartin Seefeld

Crew

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DirectorCarlos Saura

Details

Theatrical distributor
Metrodome
Released on
1999-07-09
Languages
Spanish
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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