Tango (+ русские субтитры)Год выхода: 1998
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Country: Spain, Argentina
Directed by Carlos Saura
Starring: Miguel Ángel Solá, Mía Maestro
In Buenos Aires, Mario Suárez, a middle-aged theatre director, is left holed up in his apartment, licking his wounds when his girlfriend (and principal dancer) Laura leaves him. Seeking distraction, he throws himself into his next project, a musical about the tango. One evening, while meeting with his backers, he is introduced to a beautiful young woman, Elena, the girlfriend of his chief investor Angelo, a shady businessman with underworld connections. Angelo asks Mario to audition Elena. He does so and is immediately captivated by her. Eventually, he takes her out of the chorus and gives her a leading role. An affair develops between them, but the possessive Angelo has her followed, and threatens her with dire consequences if she leaves him, mirroring Mario’s own feelings and actions towards Laura before Elena entered his life.
The investors are unhappy with some of Mario’s dance sequences. They don’t like a routine which criticises the violent military repression and torture of the past. Angelo has been given a small part, which he takes very seriously. The lines between fact and fiction begin to blur: during a scene in the musical showing immigrants newly arrived in Argentina, two men fight over the character played by Elena. She is stabbed. Only slowly do we realise that her death is not for real.
Nominated for the 1998 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Nominated for the 1998 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Winner of the 1998 Goya Award for Best Sound.
Winner of the Grand Prix Technique de la CST (Vittorio Storaro) at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.