THE MAN WHO DANCES

THE MAN WHO TANGOES

By Sergio AISENSTEIN

FILMBEAT - as SALES All rights, World

Historical - Completed 2009

Closer to the final mile of his life, Hector Mayoral -the greatest tango dancer of all times- fights the commotion of an existential state of mind, putting all at stake, confused by a Buenos Aires city and a people that lost their glory.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Historical, Musical
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sergio AISENSTEIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Héctor MAYORAL, Sergio AISENSTEIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Emerald PRODUCCIONES, Héctor MAYORAL, Sergio AISENSTEIN
    • Synopsis
    • Closer to the final mile of his life, Hector Mayoral -the greatest tango dancer of all times- feels the commotion of an existential state of mind, confused by a Buenos Aires city and a people who lost their glory. In this emotional climate, Mayoral wants to find what happened with his world and his own intimate environment, and goes in sarch of his old friends, the 'milongueros', today advocated to earthly jobs, wanting to reenact with them the mistery of Tango, that unique musical movement, and a society like the argentinians, always at the verge of collapse.
      He mets a box fighter, a gravedigger and a madman who earns his living laughing stunt at TV shows. These men, Mayoral inner columns, will represent each one Fight, Dead and Madness, three organic parts which allowed Mayoral to bring Tango to the top of the world. He finds that without those three elements, Tango and its dance cannot exist.
      With his friendas, Mayoral re-lives a great night in Tokio. That night he dances with his wife -Elsa Maria- and he puts everything at stake, fights against his own ghosts with his dancing. Mayoral, the hero, rescues this way his people, the trascendence of his life, returning triumphal to the streets of the neighbourhood of Madness, where he invented those misterious dance steps.
      Some of the dancers featured in the film now have passed away, but they are a part of a rapidly vanishing Buenos Aires, leaving behind those romantic characters, so necessary in a world without a heart
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