El Tango Es Una Historia (1984)

Genres - Dance  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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In this interesting musical documentary on the Argentine tango and its possible relationship to that country's history, director Humberto Rios has used the creative genius of some performers at a 1980 tango festival in Mexico as a starting point for his theories. He interviews two musicians and a singer and complements their statements with excerpts from their music and with clips of historical footage showing the climate in Argentina at the various times associated with these musical excerpts. The oldest of the musicians (Osvaldo Pugliese) illustrates a more peaceful moment in Argentine life, the middle musician (Astor Piazzola) represents the voice of innovation and creativity, and the youngest (Susana Rinaldi), the voice of protest. All three are Argentine exiles.