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Subsequent characters appear in a poorly-decorated room, intertwining but never colliding, all possessed by never-ending rituals.
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Against the backdrop of a confined and minimalist room, a plethora of activities takes place. Little by little, the small chamber is occupied by diverse characters whose looping and overlapping daily routine generates a perfectly choreographed ballet, stunningly arranged and orchestrated by the cosmic tango of life. Written by Nick Riganas

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2 June 1981 (France) See more »

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Танго See more »

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At The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) ceremony, Polish director Zbigniew Rybczynski had possibly the worst night that any Oscar winner has ever had at the Academy Awards. When his short film, Tango (1981), was announced as the winner of the Best Animated Short category, presenter Kristy McNichol mispronounced Rybczynski's name as "Zbigniewski Sky." When Rybczynski accepted the award, his speech was cut off by the orchestra. After talking to reporters in the press room, Rybczynski stepped outside the auditorium to have a cigarette. When he tried to return, an overzealous security guard refused to let him in. Rybczynski was holding his Oscar, but was dressed in a cheap suit and sneakers because he had been unable to afford better clothes. He tried to explain to the guard that he was an Oscar winner, but his English was limited. Hearing Rybczynski's Polish speech, the security guard assumed the director was drunk and shoved him up against a wall. During the altercation, Rybczynski reportedly yelled, "American Pig! I have Oscar!" and tried to kick the guard in the groin. Rybczynski spent the night in jail before the mess was sorted out. See more »

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A mesmerizing piece, the blonde is just icing on the cake.
24 October 2003 | by jayantaniSee all my reviews

The movie slowly grabs you. One simple layer of action is coordinated with another simple layer. A third and a fourth join this constellation of action till we have so many layers weaving about each other that I lost count. The entrance of the delightful blonde stole the show for me, adding sexiness and a dash of mischief. Great fun!


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