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Tanghi argentini (2006)

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An office clerk with a hankering to tango enlists the support of a workplace colleague as he prepares for a date. It's Christmas time and the concept of giving assumes fairy tale proportions in this beguiling modern story.

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Wannes Cappelle ...
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Ineke Nijssen ...
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A few weeks before Christmas, André, a chubby middle-aged office worker in Ghent, arranges an Internet date with a woman who tangos. Trouble is, André doesn't know how to dance, so he begs Frans, a co-worker, to teach him. Frans refuses - he's a superior type, proper, erect, immaculately, separate from the others, while Andre is a bit of a shlub. André calls Frans's bluff, calling him boring and staid, so Frans accepts the challenge. They practice long hours; the passion of the tango infuses André and when the night comes, he's ready. Frans accompanies him to a nightclub where he meets Suzanne. She and André begin to dance. Then, something goes wrong. Is this all for naught? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A brilliant short
29 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A brilliant little short that you have to watch carefully from the beginning, or you might miss the twists that come. Andre, an office drone, is carrying on a romance via the internet with a dancer (he has taken on the cybername of "Bing Crosby"). When he sets up a date with her to dance the tango in public in two weeks, he pleads with his dour co-worker, Frans, to teach him how to dance. After much cajoling, Frans finally agrees. I'd love to tell you more, but that would give away the great plot twists that make this a gem of a movie - so simple, yet so elegant. On a side note: This film had fantastic production values. Watch the end credits and see how large a crew they used, and the big name sponsors they had. Impressive that a short was able to have so many resources.


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