The Soul of the Accordion

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El Alma de bandoneón
Directed by Mario Soffici
Produced by Angel Mentasti
Written by José A. Bugliot
Mario Soffici
Starring Enrique Serrano
Santiago Arrieta
Music by Enrique Santos Discépolo
Cinematography Francis Boeniger
Edited by Alfredo Traverso
Release date
  • 1935 (1935)
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

The Soul of the Accordion (Spanish: El alma de bandoneón) is a 1935 Argentine tango musical film directed by Mario Soffici and written by José A. Bugliot.[1] It is considered one of the earliest classics of Argentine cinema.[2]

The film starred Libertad Lamarque, Enrique Serrano and Santiago Arrieta.


A rich countryman sends his son to the city to study. He becomes involved in a romantic relationship with a girl who wants to succeed in singing. The couple go through great sacrifice and renunciation.

The film deals with themes of popular music and radio culture, and introduces the tango song Cambalache, written by Enrique Santos Discépolo.[3]



  1. ^ Natella, Arthur A. (30 August 2008). Latin American popular culture. McFarland. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-7864-3511-1. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America in the Argentine Republic (1 January 1999). Comments on Argentine trade. The Chamber. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Galasso, Norberto; Dimov, Jorge (December 2004). Fratelanza: Enrique Santos Discépolo : el reverso de una biografía. Ediciones Colihue SRL. p. 77. ISBN 978-950-581-944-7. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Di Núbila, Domingo (1998). La época de oro. Historia del cine argentino I, Buenos Aires. Ediciones del Jilguero. ISBN 987-95786-5-1.
  • Manrupe, Raúl; Portela, María Alejandra (2001). Un diccionario de films argentinos (1930-1995), Buenos Aires, Editorial Corregidor. ISBN 950-05-0896-6.
  • España, Claudio; Rosado, Miguel Ángel (1984). Medio siglo de cine, 1° edición (en español), Buenos Aires. Editorial Abril S.A. y Editorial del Heraldo S.A.. ISBN 950-10-0133-4.

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