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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.

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sally
Morgane Maugran ... Red Model
Géraldine Maillet ... Yellow Model
Katerina Mechera ... Blue Model
David Toole ... Fashion Designer
George Antoni ... Photographer (as George Yiasoumi)
Michele Parent ... Seamstress
Claudine Mavros ... Seamstress
Monique Couturier ... Seamstress
Matthew Hawkins ... Bodyguard
Simon Worgan ... Bodyguard
Pablo Verón ... Pablo
Carolina Iotti ... Pablo's partner
Zobeida ... Pablo's Friend
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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tango | dance | model | filmmaker | dancing | See All (43) »

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

14 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La lección de tango  »

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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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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

Pablo: I am a dancer. And a Jew.
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Soundtracks

I Am You
Composed By Homero Manzi, Sebastián Piana
Vocals, Lyrics By Sally Potter
Performers:
Bandoneon by Néstor Marconi
Cello by Yo-Yo Ma
Guitar: Horacio Malviccino
Piano: Leonardo D. Marconi
Violin: Antonio Agri
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Passionate and beautiful
20 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

There are some amazing stories about the tango, and this is definitely one of them. Lyrical account of a woman finding passion and life as she is consumed by her desire for the Tango. Amazing dance sequences and really beautiful cinematography.


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