Living Stars (2014)


Directed by: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat

Stars: Fabián Biscione, Maximiliano Caruso, Malvina Ekera

Language: English

Country: Argentina | Imdb Info | Ar: 16:9 | Webrip

Description: In Buenos Aires, they are dancing. Dozens of real people, identified simply by name and occupation, are presented in their kitchens, living rooms, offices, and streets-each dancing to a fairly well-known pop song. Young and old, alone and with others, they perform for the camera with a rawness usually only reserved for the bathroom mirror. This is Living Stars.


2.10GB | 63:27mins | 1920×1080 | mp4

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4 Responses to Living Stars (2014)

  1. Lisandro says:

    The creators of this movie, Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, are a well known filmmaking duo in their native country of Argentina ( They’ve made several comedy-drama movies and documentaries.

    One of their most famous and successful products was “Televisión Abierta” (“Open TV”, 1998-1999, 2002-2003, 2005, 2013, 2018), a sort of reality TV format, in which people from different Argentine cities called that program’s phone number and asked to be filmed at their homes, only and always for a 5-10 minute window, later edited into several “live shorts” of people doing anything they wanted on camera (singing, dancing, reciting a poem, telling jokes, practice facial expressions, criticizing someone or something and even making a male or female striptease…). The show was so popular that, at one point, even legendary rockstar Charly García once called the TV Abierta station to ask for a camera and filmed himself for 10 minutes talking trash of another famous musician, Andres Calamaro; “Television Abierta” is considered a classic of Argentinian small screen.

    After that show ended in 2013 (before making a brief comeback in 2018), the format was used by its creators, Cohn & Duprat, to make this documentary titled “Living Stars”; it is basically the same as “Televisión Abierta”, meaning that it consists of the filmmakers shooting -for the most part- non-professional/amateur people dancing to their favorite songs, all edited into one big documentary and a big music video at the same time. The tagline for the film could be “Just for the hell of it”, which embodies the spirit of the film and the fun people are having just by dancing without thinking about pretty much anything else.

    Like Rarelust explained, the film is in a potential “red zone” of no-showings (it wasn’t released in cinemas, and only appeared briefly on cable TV) due to the fact it features big pop and rock hits as the background music for the dancers. The music licensing rights would be very high for the filmmakers to pay. Probably they never really intended for “Living Stars” to have a proper release, IMHO. That’s why it’s so great to have it here, so that it doesn’t get lost anytime soon. So, thank you so much Rarelust, and keep up your good work.

  2. Steve C says:

    Thanks for this!

  3. Veit Harlan says:

    Sort of a professional TikTok movie?

    • rarelust says:

      someone sent me (living stars) via mail with below message

      [The film will never receive a proper release because the music licensing rights would be prohibitively expensive. However, I love this film and think it deserves to be preserved.]

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