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Tango (1993)

Vincent, a stunt pilot, is acquitted of murdering his wife and her lover. However, a few years later, L'Elegant, the Judge in the case, comes to blackmail him. The Judge's nephew, Paul, is ... See full summary »

Director:

Patrice Leconte

Writers:

Patrice Leconte (scenario), Patrick Dewolf (collaboration)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Noiret ... L'Elégant
Richard Bohringer ... Vincent Baraduc
Thierry Lhermitte ... Paul
Miou-Miou ... Marie (as Miou Miou)
Judith Godrèche ... Madeleine (as Judith Godreche)
Carole Bouquet ... Female Guest
Jean Rochefort ... Bellhop
Michèle Laroque ... Hélène Baraduc (as Michele Laroque)
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Mariano Escobar
Jean Benguigui Jean Benguigui ... Lefort
Laurent Gamelon Laurent Gamelon ... Taxi Driver
Ticky Holgado ... Waiter
Jacques Mathou ... Truck Driver
Isabelle Wolfe Isabelle Wolfe ... Girl in the Station
Caroline Cler Caroline Cler ... Marie's Mother
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Storyline

Vincent, a stunt pilot, is acquitted of murdering his wife and her lover. However, a few years later, L'Elegant, the Judge in the case, comes to blackmail him. The Judge's nephew, Paul, is having trouble with his wife and they demand that Vincent kill her. The Judge, a confirmed bachelor, takes Paul and Vincent on the road to search for Paul's wife Marie. The three men get on well together, and spend their time discussing their relationship with women. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La maté porque era mía See more »

Filming Locations:

Alès, Gard, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

TRAICION
Music (uncredited, traditional)
Lyrics by Angélique Nachon
Performed by Reynaldo Anselmi
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subtle, but also draggy
2 February 1999 | by Soma-6See all my reviews

This movie plays along the lines of fidelity as well as the often perceived French attitude towards sex. One of the reasons I watched this was to see for myself how Thierry Lhermitte earned himself a reputation and I was not the least bit disappointed. However, I felt the film tended to drag down after a while and lose its momentum. The most outrageous was perhaps the girl who asked to be impregnated. This is a very "male" kind of movie and is strikingly true I guess for the male population in terms of their attitudes. However I felt that the female voice was lacking and not given an opportunity to express itself. But the ending was marvellous, albeit a long-awaited one.


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