5.9/10
18
1 user

Der Tangospieler (1991)

Winter 1968. Historian Dr. Dallow is released from prison. He is still trying to cope with and understand why he was put behind bars for 21 months for defamation of the state. His supposed ... See full summary »

Director:

Roland Gräf

Writers:

Roland Gräf, Christoph Hein (novel)
Reviews
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of the steel smelter, Martin Hoff, whose factory sends him to a drama school, corresponds to the real life of the actor, Manfred Krug. Like his character, Krug worked as a steel ... See full summary »

Director: Ralf Kirsten
Stars: Manfred Krug, Marita Böhme, Heinz Schubert
Certificate: GP Adventure | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fábregas
Die Verlobte (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The wrenching story of a woman sentenced in 1934 to ten years in prison for antifascist activities. The love between her and her fiancée enables her to survive the tribulations of her time ... See full summary »

Directors: Günter Reisch, Günther Rücker
Stars: Jutta Wachowiak, Regimantas Adomaitis, Slávka Budínová
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

On the way to cash a check for her boss, Vivi run into her friend Bea who has two dates at the same time. Asked to take over one of the dates Vivi accepts, but it means a great deal of complications.

Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Stars: Benny Schnier, Olivia Pascal, Zachi Noy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gwisdek ... Hans-Peter Dallow
Corinna Harfouch ... Elke
Hermann Beyer Hermann Beyer ... Dr. Berger
Peter Prager ... Roessler
Peter Sodann Peter Sodann ... Schulze
Reiner Heise Reiner Heise ... Müller
Jaecki Schwarz Jaecki Schwarz ... Harry
Anne Kasprik Anne Kasprik
Gunter Schoß Gunter Schoß
Ilona Schulz Ilona Schulz
Katka Kurze Katka Kurze
Christine Harbort Christine Harbort
Jörg Simonides Jörg Simonides
Wilfried Loll Wilfried Loll
Günter Kornas Günter Kornas
Edit

Storyline

Winter 1968. Historian Dr. Dallow is released from prison. He is still trying to cope with and understand why he was put behind bars for 21 months for defamation of the state. His supposed "crime:" for five minutes, he accompanied a cabaret chanson on the piano. The film shows what "ordinary socialism" was like, letting the audience feel the threat under which the people in the GDR had to live over many years. Written by DEFA Film Library

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 February 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tango Player See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

BLEAK AND INDIFFERENT
2 October 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

Not uninteresting, but also bleak and indifferent film that seems to have been directed without much conviction. The drama concerns an East German ex-political prisoner who in 1968 East Germany tries to get a grip on his life again. Somewhere in the middle someone asks the man: What is your problem? Yes, that is what the viewer wants to know too and also what the problem of the director was. Michael Gwisdek in a fine performance walks about in this film without any purpose.

In march 1989 shooting started as an East German film when East Germany was still a state; unexpectedly shooting was okayed, though the film was supposed to give a biting ironic view on East German life and the Stasi (Secret State Police). As it turned out the film would be finished after East Germany had seized to exist. In its harmless ironic view on the Stasi (symbolized by two very odd bureaucrats) and its further lack of power the film was already obsolete when it premiered.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed