Tango Bar

  • 1989
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Docudrama, Musical

The tango, in all its splendor, shimmering sensuality, beguiling innocence, and high-voltage energy, takes center stage in this well-executed tribute to the Argentine dance form. Highlighted by several brilliantly choreographed tango-ballet sequences and featuring generous film clips (ranging from Gene Kelly dancing a familiar tango in ANCHORS AWEIGH to...read more

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The tango, in all its splendor, shimmering sensuality, beguiling innocence, and high-voltage energy, takes center stage in this well-executed tribute to the Argentine dance form. Highlighted by several brilliantly choreographed tango-ballet sequences and featuring generous film clips

(ranging from Gene Kelly dancing a familiar tango in ANCHORS AWEIGH to Rudolph Valentino's fancy footwork in the silent masterpiece THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE), TANGO BAR is both a musical and a documentary. Straightforward in its presentation and concept, the film benefits from skillful

performances (acting as well as dancing), and deft direction by Marcos Zurinaga. The skeletal plot concerns the reunion of Antonio (Ruben Juarez, said to be the foremost tango singer in Argentina) with fellow cabaret entertainers Ricardo (Raul Julia) and Elena (popular Latin American pop singer

Valeria Lynch) following Antonio's 10 years of self-imposed exile from his native Buenos Aires in protest of the military takeover of his country. Antonio and Elena were lovers, but she decided to remain behind when he left Argentina, and the film's tension is provided by the anticipation of

Antonio's reaction to the romance that has blossomed between Ricardo and Elena.

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  • Released: 1989
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: The tango, in all its splendor, shimmering sensuality, beguiling innocence, and high-voltage energy, takes center stage in this well-executed tribute to the Argentine dance form. Highlighted by several brilliantly choreographed tango-ballet sequences and f… (more)

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