Private Project

Secret Tango Stories - Treason

In the 80's in Buenos Aires, two teenagers fall in love at the Milonga and get married after promising they will never dance tango again. 30 years later, things are almost the same, until the TREASON is discovered.
The film tells the life of Malena and Gerardo in all its intensity through a spontaneous and improvised dance.
The magnificent neighborhood of La Boca is the natural setting to reveal this story of strong emotions and passion and the real life in Buenos Aires with it's unique history and characteristics.

  • Santiago Pacheco
  • Santiago Pacheco
  • Gerald Jones
  • Santiago Pacheco
    Horus SRL
  • Gerald Jones
    Corinium Innovations
  • Lucia Berro
  • Sandy Brandauer
    Key Cast
    Cats and other hundred.
  • Claudio Gonzalez
    Key Cast
    Tango Pasion and other hundred.
  • Pascual Condito
    Key Cast
    "Don Carlos"
    100 argentine movies
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Musical, Romance, Tango
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    60,000 USD
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Director Biography - Santiago Pacheco

Santiago Pacheco is the director of Treason and showrunner of Secret Tango Stories. This versatile artist has his roots deeply immersed in Latin American culture. Like a musician he has played on several stages in Argentina and Brazil. His experience as an independent artist and producer in films, music, advertisement and in his early in TV and radio, has prepared him to create and develop this project.
In Secret Tango Stories he combines his creative skills and talent, resulting in a very original work where he has masterfully captured this intense story. The script of Treason, the original music or the casting are some tasks he has performed in Treason.

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Director Statement

The original concept or idea of this project, it was just to shoot a few images to create a play with live dance and music on the stage and part of the story elapse on the screen. With that idea, I return to Buenos Aires to write the script and to make some few images.
However, when I started working, I realized that it was practically the same to tell all the story in a short movie and also get the images we need for the play. So we decided to do it, and it was magical. Lot of artist, friends, and people have get involved and help us and our little budget to shoot one week in 2019. To tell the story properly, we needed to do some extra scenes in April 2020. The pandemia arrived, and we have been able to shoot in November.
The big task in this whole project, it was to tell a complex story in a dynamic way but preserving the essence of tango. That's why the image reflects a classical approach in the cinematography combined with an intense rhythm and tense situations that with the music helps us to forget that almost no one talks.
With more scripts already developed for new Secret Tango Stories, Treason is our pilot to show what kind of films we want to do, with3 diferent stories in one feature film.
I´m a musician that had worked indistincly as technician and producer in films and TV series and other artistic productions like plays, cultural events, radio, etc. This project synthesises my passions and my knowledge