El Tango del Viudo (1967)

| Drama
The story of a man whose wife has committed suicide and appears to him as a ghost, following him everywhere and changing his personality. Unfinished in 1967 and restored for a 2020 premiere.

Directors:

Raoul Ruiz (as Raúl Ruiz), Valeria Sarmiento

Writers:

Raoul Ruiz (screenplay), Omar Saavedra Santis (new material written by)

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The drunken nights of several listless chancers in Chile's capital city build inexorably to violence.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Shenda Román, Nelson Villagra, Luis Alarcón
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A journalist arrives on the Latin American island of Captiva, where a dictatorial President rules capriciously over a society that seems to consist mainly of males in military uniform, speaking a polyglot language.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Mónica Echeverría, Luis Alarcón, Aníbal Reyna
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Surrealism "a la chilena" sees four drunken, literary bohemians write a short story about a pact with the Devil just as that very story is happening to them.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Carlos Solanos, Jaime Vadell, Luis Vilches
Blind Revenge (2009)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Sir Paul, a distinguished author, blinded in a horrific accident, advertises for an amanuensis, an assistant to help him with his writing. He employs the amiable Jane Ryder to be his eyes ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Tom Conti, Daryl Hannah, Miriam Margolyes
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Take a walk into the dreamlike world of filmmaker Raul Ruiz as he takes us to Paris for a twisting ride. Four strangely symmetrical stories unfold involving love, lust, crime, and time.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Galiena, Marisa Paredes
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Chilean exiles in Paris discuss the problems facing them in the early years of the Pinochet regime. They kidnap and attempt to reeducate a touring singer from their homeland.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Daniel Gélin, Françoise Arnoul, Huguette Faget
Richard III (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Richard of Gloucester uses murder and manipulation to claim England's throne.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Ariel García Valdés, Gilles Arbona, Marc Betton
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The film revolves around the concept of soap opera. Its structure is based on the assumption that Chilean reality does not exist, but rather is an ensemble of soap operas.

Directors: Raoul Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento
Stars: Luis Alarcón, Patricia Rivadeneira, Francisco Reyes
Klimt (2006)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Stephen Dillane
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Jean Rougeul, Chantal Paley, Jean Raynaud
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An Agronom arrive at a farm to expropriate land, but the landowner is willing to leave the country voluntarily. A revolt among the tenants occur.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Delfina Guzmán, Nemesio Antúnez, Jaime Vadell
Jeux (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Rubén Sotoconil Rubén Sotoconil ... Viudo
Claudia Paz Claudia Paz ... Fantasma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Alarcón Luis Alarcón ... Silva
Delfina Guzmán Delfina Guzmán ... Ana
Sergio Hernández Sergio Hernández ... (voice)
Shenda Román ... Lola
Luis Vilches Luis Vilches ... Sobrino
Edit

Storyline

The story of a man whose wife has committed suicide and appears to him as a ghost, following him everywhere and changing his personality. Unfinished in 1967 and restored for a 2020 premiere.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Chile

Language:

Spanish

Also Known As:

The Tango of the Widower See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

27-year-old first-time director Raúl Ruiz was forced to abandon this project in 1967 due to lack of funding for the movie's sound design. A set of film rolls containing his unfinished debut's original silent footage was found in the cellar of an old theatre in Santiago de Chile in 2016. Lip-reading and body-language experts were involved in the restoration work for a 2020 premiere. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed