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La Cumparsita

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 15 min.


The title translates as "The Little Parade," but even English-speaking filmgoers will recognize La Cumparsita as the name of a popular Tango tune. This Argentine musical biopic centers on the life of Mattos Rodriguez, composer of "Cumparsita" and generally regarded as "The Father of the Tango." [[Performer~P168734~Hugo del Carril~hugodelcarril]], Argentina's leading singing star, plays Rodriguez with gusto, though admittedly he's a better singer than an actor. The film is lavishly produced, with...more