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The Tango Lesson (1997)

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A scriptwriter comes to Paris to work on her film. There she takes up tango lessons and forms a relationship with the dancer.

Director:

Sally Potter

Writer:

Sally Potter
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Potter ... Sally
Morgane Maugran Morgane Maugran ... Red Model
Géraldine Maillet Géraldine Maillet ... Yellow Model
Katerina Mechera Katerina Mechera ... Blue Model
David Toole David Toole ... Fashion Designer
George Antoni George Antoni ... Photographer (as George Yiasoumi)
Michele Parent Michele Parent ... Seamstress
Claudine Mavros Claudine Mavros ... Seamstress
Monique Couturier Monique Couturier ... Seamstress
Matthew Hawkins Matthew Hawkins ... Bodyguard
Simon Worgan Simon Worgan ... Bodyguard
Pablo Verón Pablo Verón ... Pablo
Carolina Iotti Carolina Iotti ... Pablo's partner
Zobeida Zobeida ... Pablo's Friend
Orazio Massaro Orazio Massaro ... Pablo's Friend
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Storyline

On a trip to Paris Sally meets Pablo, a tango dancer. He starts teaching her to dance then she returns to London to work on some "projects". She visits Buenos Aires and learns more from Pablo's friends. Sally & Pablo meet again but this time their relationship changes, she realises they want different things from each other. On a trip to Buenos Aires they cement their friendship. Written by David Morgans <in2023@wlv.ac.uk>

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Plot Keywords:

tango | dance | model | filmmaker | dancing | See All (44) »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

14 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La lección de tango See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,746, 16 November 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,300,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the bathtub scene, she is reading "I and Thou" by philosopher Martin Buber. See more »

Quotes

Sally: It doesn't suit me to follow. It suits me to lead, and you can't deal with that.
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Soundtracks

El Flete
Composed By Gerónimo Gradito, Vicente Greco
Performed by Juan D'Arienzo
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An unexpected surprise!
7 July 1999 | by FlossieDSee all my reviews

How much is true, and how much is fiction? That is the genius behind this quiet movie. And as a viewer you yearn to know the answer to that question. A little gem by screenwriter, Sally Potter. Hats off!


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