The Supporter

El Acompañamiento (English language:The Supporter) is a 1991 Argentine musical drama film directed and written by Carlos Orgambide. The musical was based on a play by Carlos Gorostiza.

El Acompañamiento
Directed byCarlos Orgambide
Produced byCarlos Orgambide
Written byCarlos Orgambide
Bernardo Roitman
Carlos Gorostiza (play)
StarringCarlos Carella
Franklin Caicedo
Haydée Padilla
María Rosa Gallo
Music byMario Cosentino
Víctor Proncet
CinematographyEduardo Legaria
Edited byÓscar Esparza
Release date
23 May 1991
Running time
86 minutes


The film is based on Tango music, an integral part of Argentine culture.

The 1991 film is an adaption of a play by the same name written by Carlos Gorostiza, one of the central figures in the Open Theatre movement of the early 1980s. The story revolves around the central character of Tuco, (portrayed by Carlos Carella) a singer who struggles to make his debut on television.


The film debuted in Buenos Aires on 23 May 1991.



The film was released on 6 August 1992, in Spain, and was released later in Argentina.


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