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When a young European woman assumes a false identity in 1920s Argentina, she gets more than she bargained for.

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Leonard Schrader
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Cholo
Mathilda May ... Alba / Stephanie
Fernando Rey ... Judge Torres
Tony Payne Tony Payne ... Waiter
Henry Holmes Henry Holmes ... Passenger
Anthony Pratt Anthony Pratt ... Ship's Captain
Dodi Scheuer Dodi Scheuer ... Immigration Officer
Esai Morales ... Zico Borenstein
Cipe Lincovsky ... Mama
Josh Mostel ... Bertoni the Jeweler
Sergio Lerer Sergio Lerer ... Fake Rabbi
Patricio Bisso Patricio Bisso ... Gaston the Hairdresser
Constance McCashin ... Flora
Marcos Woinsky Marcos Woinsky ... Big Thug
Rubén Szuchmacher Rubén Szuchmacher ... Small Thug
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Storyline

Returning by ship to South America, a young girl escapes her elderly husband by swapping places with a girl committing suicide. She believes her new life will be that of an arranged marriage but finds it is in fact a trick to get her working in a brothel. . Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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She never dreamed she could hate a man so much. And love him even more.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sensuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Switzerland | Argentina | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gymno tango See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,283, 25 August 1991

Gross USA:

$81,777

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,777
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gotan, Grupo Baires, Jade M See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

William Hurt was considered for the role of Cholo, but pulled out, and Esai Morales was in line for the role before being cast as Zico. See more »

Quotes

Cholo: The REAL you belongs to me.
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Alternate Versions

Alternate Ending: In the European version of the film, Cholo shoots the lights out before being fatally shot by the police. See more »

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Features The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) See more »

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A pretentious failure
26 May 2002 | by dmuelSee all my reviews

In spite of a strong cast, including the very talented Fernando Rey, and sumptuous settings, this movie is simply a pretentious failure. The story revolves around the sado-masochistic relation between a hoodlum and a hapless woman, the latter abducted into forced prostitution in Argentina. There is surprisingly little eroticism in this movie, even with the presence of the ever lovely, and ever nude, Ms. May. The ill-fated couple tango their way to romance, but the utter lack of chemistry between D'Onofrio and May, compunded by a poorly scripted story line, strains the viewer's credulity. I admire Mr. Schraders' work in other films, but this one was definitely off-the-mark. The video is hard to find but it is most assuredly not a lost masterpiece.


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