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Tango (1998)



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MARIO SUAREZ launches himself into the making of the ultimate film about Tango. Using poignant, beautifully stirring tango music as a source of inspiration, Mario searches to find a narrative thread which will hold it all together. Images of his own life (his successful career, his mid-life crisis, his ex-wife) converge in Mario's movie, revolving around riveting dance numbers of requited and unrequited love. While out scouting for talent at a Milonga bar, Mario is introduced to Angelo Larroca, a gangster and financier of Mario's film. Angelo asks Mario to audition his mistress, Elena, a gifted and stunning young dancer. Mario and Elena become entangled in a passionate and dangerous love affair. Elena's dancing improves constantly, the choreography reaching greater heights of beauty and precision, and a wave of powerful creativity sweeps through the set.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sensuality, some disturbing images and brief language)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Carlos Saura
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 3, 1999
Sony Pictures Classics


Cecilia Narova
as Laura Fuentes
Miguel Ángel Solá
as Mario Suarez
Mia Maestro
as Elena Flores
Juan Carlos Copes
as Carlos Nebbia
Julio Bocca
as Himself
Juan Luis Galiardo
as Angelo Larroca
Carlos Rivarola
as Ernesto Landi
Sandra Ballesteros
as Maria Elman
Enrique Pinti
as Sergio Lieman
Martin Seefeld
as Andres Castro
Antonio Soares Jr.
as Bodyguard No. 1
Ariel Casas
as Antonio
Carlos Thiel
as Dr. Ramirez
Nora Zinsky
as Woman Investor No. 1
Fernando Llosa
as Man Investor No. 1
Mabel Pessen
as Woman Investor No. 2
Julio Marticorena
as Man Investor No. 2
Roxana Fontan
as Young Female Singer
Eduardo Cutuli
as Master of Cermonies
Néstor Marconi
as Bandoneon Player No....
Adolfo Gomez
as Bandoneon Player No....
Juanjo Dominguez
as Guitar Player
Dante Montero
as Bodyguard No. 2
Angela Ciccone
as Palmira Fuentes
Fernando Monetti
as Homero Fuentes
Angel Coria
as Assistant Choreograp...
Sofia Codrovich
as Ana Segovia
Elvira Onetto
as School Teacher
Hugo Mingo
as Dancer
Hugo Patyn
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Tango

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Tango


A film which utterly blew me away the first time I saw it. And each time since then, it still manages to take me away. A visual masterpiece, its dance sequences are exquisite, its music is amazing, and its story a tribute to the ever-waging battle of the visionary versus the financier. A film that I consider to be one of the best that I've ever seen. Another great film by the master director Carlos Saura.

Bobby Stevens
Bobby Stevens

Jan 2011 (with Setareh) - This is a modern musical but it gets so deep into the musical aspects and tango that it nearly loses its quality as a movie. The dancing scenes become boring and the actings are exaggerated to a level that it makes it very hard to get involved with the story and characters. The ending is however nice and appropriate.


Great Story, memorable dialogues, beautiful haunting music, awesomely choreographed dances, and none of the Hollywood's hype. I could not ask for more.

Steven Gunawan

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