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La Vera leggenda di Tony Vilar (first feature)

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La Vera leggenda di Tony Vilar

La Vera leggenda di Tony Vilar

La Vera leggenda di Tony Vilar

original title:

LA VERA LEGGENDA DI TONY VILAR

directed by:

cinematography:

music:

Peppe Voltarelli, Tony Vilar

visual effects:

OGM Animation Studio

distribution:

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2006

film run:

92'

format:

Super 16mm/35mm - colour

release date:

24/11/2006

festival & awards:

Tony Vilar is an extraordinary figure. An extremely popular singer in almost all of Latin America throughout the 1960's, he first came to Argentina as a child in the early 50's. Born in the town of Carolei, in the Calabria region of Italy, he came to Buenos Aires with his parents. He met with success in the early sixties, achieving stardom as a singer of popular Italian songs. He was renowned for his Spanish versions of Italian hits. In the course of his career, he sold more than a million records, and he was the first performer to make "Cuando calienta el sol" a worldwide success.His concerts were often travelling affairs, meaning that he might give as many as four performances in four different establishments on a single night, just to satisfy the enormous demand for his presence. He was on radio and TV, in addition to making appearances at Argentina's main musical events. Tony Vilar was all this and more. In the past. Today Tony Vilar runs a used car dealership in New York.