Released: Oct 01st, 1998
Running Time: 109
Director: Marco Antonio
Company: All Worlds Video
Cast: Adrian Valdez, Mariano Ramirez, Maximiliano Paz, Nicolas Medrano, Alan Montano, Fernando Costa, Vladimir Stopar, Enzo Pettoruti, Emanuel Aldao, Javier Duran
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Genre: Gay and Bi
Latinophiles will love the cast, especially the hung Antonio Banderas look-alike in the ping pong scene.
Clocking in at nearly two hours and boasting a large cast of Argentines never before seen in porn, Argentine Tangle seems like a sure success. The Buenos Aires landscape features prominently with about a third of the running time spend on scenery. The sex is very romantic in a way that one would expect from "hot-blooded" Latins, and the tango soundtrack serves to reinforce the romance. Unfortunately, a serious technical error with the camerawork mars an otherwise very fine tape.
The camera has been set on auto-exposure to compensate for changing lighting situations. While this is often a good way for a novice to troubleshoot, in this case -- with much of the action being backlit -- the figures often retreat into the shadows, creating near-silhouettes in many crucial scenes. Sex scenes with low camera angles against a light sky or in front of windows cause the viewer to strain to see what the viewer knows is happening, leaving just too much to the imagination. This early attempt at directing by porn star Marco Antonio, though flawed, is not without a great deal of appeal. The cast is gorgeous, and despite technical difficulties, the tape is sure to please.