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Pina (2011)

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A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Regina Advento ...
Herself - Dancer
Malou Airaudo ...
Herself - Dancer
Ruth Amarante ...
Herself - Dancer
Jorge Puerta ...
Himself - Dancer (as Jorge Puerta Armenta)
Pina Bausch ...
Herself (archive footage)
Rainer Behr ...
Himself - Dancer
Andrey Berezin ...
Himself - Dancer
Damiano Ottavio Bigi ...
Himself - Dancer
Bénédicte Billet ...
Herself - Dancer
Ales Cucek ...
Himself - Dancer
Clementine Deluy ...
Herself - Dancer
Josephine Ann Endicott ...
Herself - Dancer
Lutz Förster ...
Himself - Dancer
Pablo Aran Gimeno ...
Himself - Dancer
Mechthild Großmann ...
Herself - Dancer


In modern dance since the 1970s, few choreographers have had more influence in the medium than the late Pina Bausch. This film explores the life and work of this artist of movement while we see her company perform her most notable creations where basic things like water, dirt and even gravity take on otherworldly qualities in their dancing. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost



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Rated PG for some sensuality/partial nudity and smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 February 2011 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Pina - ein Tanzfilm in 3D  »

Box Office


€3,238,460 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£71,809 (UK) (22 April 2011)


$3,520,458 (USA) (4 May 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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Wtf?? What was that?
24 May 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying, that this movie has no story. And it is not a documentary, as I would define it. So what is this movie? I have no idea! I am not into modern dance, but I was impressed and exited at the same time while watching the actors dance (or act? or create? or??).

There are four longer dance parts and plenty of small pieces, small interviews and only a tiny part with Pina Bausch. The locations for the scenes where great. The 3d effect was great, the stage seems real, and the dancers were just amazing. I felt sorry as I discovered how limited language is. This dance told more about the emotions than any words could.

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