Tango Feroz

Director: Marcelo Pineyro
Screenwriters: Aida Bortnik, Marcelo Pineyro

Institute History

  • 1994 Sundance Film Festival


A first feature by acclaimed producer Marcelo Pineyro (The Official Story). Tango Feroz is a passionate ride through the late sixties in Buenos Aires. Wildly opposed to the repressive, corrupt dictatorship, young people set out to overthrow tradition. Rock music blasts the tango, and social structures, away.

Tango Feroz, portrayed with honest urgency by Fernan Miras, is the young man whose music and rebelliousness inspire a generation. Powerful and sexy, and long on hair and talent, he plays rock 'n' roll and sings in Spanish. Tango draws hoards of young people to steamy underground clubs by singing in the language people understand about the world people dream of. His poetry speaks of love and freedom, loyalty and peace. Tango shares the activist views of the students, but his fury is anchored deep in his soul. He is a product of the barrio, where persecution and torture are a way of life. When he falls in love with Mariana, a student committed to freedom but tied to her bourgeois past. Tango becomes a pawn in a decade-long battle ending in despair.

Beautifully shot with a rousing sound track. Tango Feoz is the true story of a man whose songs exposed vile truths but also loosed the voice of a new generation.

Saturday Jan Z2 1:40 pm
Holiday Village Cinema III

Monday Jan 24 8:00 pm
Sundance Screening Room

Friday Jan 28 9:30 am
Prospector Square Theatre


— Catherine Schulman

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