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Tango, no me dejes nunca (1998)

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Release Date
• USA: Dec 16, 1998
DVD Release Date
• R2: 21 Apr 2003

Budget ESP 700,000,000

MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for sensuality, some disturbing images and brief language.

Running Time
1 hour, 55 minutes

Country Spain, Argentina

Studio Adela Pictures, Alma Ata Pictures, Argentina Sono Films, Astrolabio Producciones, Beco Films, Hollywood Partners, Saura Films, Terraplen Prods.

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Genre: Drama, Musical, Love, Fantasy, Gangsters

Tagline: Tango: you never leave me

Plot: In Carlos Saura's TANGO, a well-known theater director, Mario (Miguel Angel Solá) attempts to produce a tango extravaganza in Argentina. He wants to show the breadth and depth of tango--both the music and the dance--not just in isolated music and dance numbers, but with a story that shows the way the tango is woven into the very fabric of Argentinean life. Mario is beset with problems in his personal life and interference from political officials that prohibit him from making the film. His wife has just left him for another man. He falls in love with a beautiful young dancer, Elena (Miá Maestro), but after very brief fling she dumps him. The Mayor wants him to put his mistress in the show and, along with the producers, wants him to cut a sequence that dramatizes the horrors of the time of the military dictatorship and the plight of the families of the "disappeared." In a voice-over Mario reveals the depth of his feelings about art and love while also expressing his severe self-doubt.

After a beautiful opening shot of the city of Buenos Aires, director of photography Vittorio Storaro, who had previously collaborated with Saura on FLAMENCO, infuses the large sound stage, where the film takes place, with brilliant pastel screens and sharp silhouettes. In TANGO Saura effectively

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 Directed by
Carlos Saura
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 Written by
Carlos Saura
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Cecilia Narova
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 Music By
Lalo Schifrin
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