Glories of Tango / Fermín glorias del tango

Fermin is set primarily in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fermin Tundera (Hector Alterio) is an 85 year-old patient at a typical "third-world" public hospital being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. It has been decades since Fermin was committed to the institution yet his condition has not improved. Ezequiel Kaufman (Gaston Pauls) is a 33 year-old psychiatrist who comes on the scene to treat the difficult patient and discovers that he is only able to communicate by using the cryptic lyrics of Tango, a peculiar characteristic indeed. We witness a wonderful doctor / patient relationship develop as we are periodically taken back in time to Fermin's younger years as one of the most popular tango dancers in 1940s Buenos Aires. In an effort to better understand his patient, the young ambitious doctor finds himself immersed in the tango world. Not only does Ezequiel find passion in this beautiful dance but also finds love when he meets Fermin's beautiful grandaughter, Eva (Antonella Costa), herself a popular tango dancer. Fermin's condition steadily improves as we ultimately learn the reason for his peculiar illness.

Original title:
Fermín glorias del tango
Year:
2014
Length:
117 minutes
Country:
Director:
Hernán Findling, Oliver Kolker
Genre:

Shown at

  1. 19th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. JewishFilm - 2016

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