Flamboyant. Colorful. Sensual. This is the seductive world of the TANGO, stunningly brought to lifeby acclaimed director Carlos Saura (FLAMENCO), Grammy-winning composer Lalo Schifrin (TV's "Mission: Impossible") and Oscar-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW, REDS and THE LAST EMPEROR). Set against the backdrop of a director's passionate love affair with his art and the beautiful young woman who captures his heart, TANGO is "a mesmerizing experience, a smoky, lush blend of muted light and color, of intoxicating dance and the richest tango music you could ever imagine". (Kevin Thomas, LOS ANGELES TIMES)
Won: Technical Grand Prize (Cinematography), 1998 Cannes Film Festival; Outstanding Achievement, 1999 American Choreography Awards; Best Cinematography, 1999 Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards
Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film, 1999 Academy Awards; Best Foreign Language Film, 1999 Golden Globes
The film is visually beautiful, it is also ravishing as a musica l-- which is really what it is, with its passionate music and angry dance sequences.