In this musical drama, a tango tribute set in Buenos Aires of the '30s, factory worker Juanita (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon) goes with musician Gustavo (Juan Echanove) who plays in a tango combo with singer Renzo (Dario Grandinetti), known for his resemblance to famed tango superstar Carlos Gardel (who died in a 1935 plane crash). Juanita ditches Gustavo for Renzo, and when Gardel is unable to do a radio commercial, a substitution by Renzo brings enough fame to propel the group on a Latin American tour. Renzo visits a Colombia hotel where Gardel is staying, and when Gardel returns to Argentina, Renzo once again serves as a replacement, this time in a live performance -- but fate steps in as Renzo heads home. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
A young woman falls in love with a tango singer named Renzo, who looks and sounds just like the legendary Carlos Gardel in 1930's Buenos Aires. The trouble is, while he doesn't mind the gigs and money he gets because of the resemblance, Renzo wants to be known for his own talent, while she wants him to sing like Gardel all the time. I liked the movie--while the film is weak in some places, especially the middle, the actors were good, the story was interesting with quite a few plot twists, and it was full of great music.
This movie is all about a would-be famous singer who looks and sounds like a very famous singer, and his girlfriend/wife. There were so many possibilities with that storyline, but I found this one fell-short. And was wishing for it to end. When it did, I was disappointed with the ending. The story got really bogged down and tawdry and not all that interesting.