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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 ...
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Clementine Deluy ...
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Josephine Ann Endicott ...
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Lutz Förster ...
Himself - Dancer
Pablo Aran Gimeno ...
Himself - Dancer
Mechthild Großmann ...
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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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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)  »

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Budget:

€3,238,460 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$83,027 (USA) (6 January 2012)

Gross:

$3,520,458 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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Germany's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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Thank You Pina
3 January 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Go see it.

I have finally seen a movie which gives me the instinct that this is why this whole film-thing was invented in the first place.

Quick notes: -Music choices fine to excellent, no problem there. -3D absolutely effective and relevant.

I give this a 10 but was brooding to deduct a point for the perhaps slightly out-of-balance weight to...the brooding self-seriousness (humour and fun also abound).

But, no, I'm just being poopy, it really does deserve the full 10.

Before seeing it, I was fortunate to hear an hour-long interview on the CBC Ideas radio program with Wim Wenders. That filled in the blanks of the back story which is not shown in the film itself, so that was very helpful.

Pina, wherever you are, you really did teach me a huge thing or two: Thank You !!


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