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The Tango Lesson (1997)

On a trip to Paris Sally meets Pablo, a tango dancer. He starts teaching her to dance then she returns to London to work on some "projects". She visits Buenos Aires and learns more from ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Sally
Morgane Maugran ...
Red Model
Géraldine Maillet ...
Yellow Model
Katerina Mechera ...
Blue Model
David Toole ...
Fashion Designer
George Antoni ...
Photographer (as George Yiasoumi)
Michele Parent ...
Seamstress
Claudine Mavros ...
Seamstress
Monique Couturier ...
Seamstress
Matthew Hawkins ...
Bodyguard
Simon Worgan ...
Bodyguard
Pablo Verón ...
Pablo
Carolina Iotti ...
Pablo's partner
Zobeida ...
Pablo's Friend
Orazio Massaro ...
Pablo's Friend
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Storyline

On a trip to Paris Sally meets Pablo, a tango dancer. He starts teaching her to dance then she returns to London to work on some "projects". She visits Buenos Aires and learns more from Pablo's friends. Sally & Pablo meet again but this time their relationship changes, she realises they want different things from each other. On a trip to Buenos Aires they cement their friendship. Written by David Morgans <in2023@wlv.ac.uk>

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language and some violent images | See all certifications »
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14 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La lección de tango  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$19,746 (USA) (14 November 1997)

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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In the bathtub scene, she is reading "I and Thou" by philosopher Martin Buber. See more »

Quotes

Sally: It doesn't suit me to follow. It suits me to lead, and you can't deal with that.
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Referenced in Bleeder (1999) See more »

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La Yumba
Composed and Performed by Osvaldo Pugliese
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Pablo Veron es feroz!
23 July 1999 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This film was fantastique! The dancing scenes, especially the scene where Sally dances with three men in an empty warehouse, were beautifully shot and I found myself wishing over and over that it was me in the arms of Pablo Veron...

The musical score and soundtrack are also superb; if you can find a copy of the soundtrack, do pick it up! It is the most authentic sampling of Argentinean tango that I've ever been able to find (unless you can get an original Astor Piazzolla album).


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