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The Tango Lesson ()


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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.
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Cast

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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
Anne Fassio ...
Pablo's Friend
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Pablo's Friend
Michel André ...
Pablo's Friend
Flaminio Corcos ...
Pablo's Friend
Howard Lee ...
Man at Tea Dance
Heathcote Williams ...
Builder
Juan José Czalkin ...
Waiter
Gustavo Naveira ...
Gustavo
Fabián Salas ...
Fabián
Horacio Marassi ...
Shoe Man
David Derman ...
Salon Dancer
Óscar Dante Lorenzo ...
Salon Dancer
Omar Vega ...
Salon Dancer
Carlos Copello ...
Carlos
Olga Besio ...
Olga
Cantilo Peña ...
Hotel Porter
María Noel ...
Movie Executive
Fabián Stratas ...
Movie Executive
Gregory Dayton ...
Movie Executive
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English Tango Fan
Emmanuelle Tertipis ...
Woman in Dressing Room
Rubén Orlando Di Nápoli ...
Master of Ceremonies
Tito Haas ...
Taxi Driver
Alicia Monti ...
Carlos' Partner
María Fernanda Lorences ...
Woman Opening Door
Luis Sturla ...
Couple Opening Door
Amanda Beitia ...
Couple Opening Door
Marcos Woinsky ...
Man Opening Door
Eduardo Rojo ...
Janitor
Óscar Arrribas ...
Man at Synagogue

Directed by

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Sally Potter

Written by

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Sally Potter ... ()

Produced by

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Simona Benzakein ... co-producer: France
Diane Gelon ... associate producer
Óscar Kramer ... line producer: Buenos Aires
Christian Keller Sarmiento ... co-producer: Argentina
Christopher Sheppard ... producer
Cat Villiers ... associate producer

Music by

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Fred Frith
Sally Potter

Cinematography by

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Robby Müller ... (as Robby Muller)

Film Editing by

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Hervé Schneid

Editorial Department

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Ludovic Berrivin ... additional post-production assistant
Julie Clemencin ... assistant editor
Muriel Moreau ... additional post-production assistant
Vaughn Mullady ... negative cutter
Sophie Reine ... additional post-production assistant
Bob Rodger ... grader
Raphaele Urtin ... additional post-production assistant (as Raphaëlle Urtin)
Tom Mayclim ... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Irene Lamb

Production Design by

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Carlos Conti

Costume Design by

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Paul Minter

Makeup Department

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Ricardo Fasán ... hair stylist: Buenos Aires (as Ricardo Fassan)
Christian Gruau ... hair stylist: Paris
Peter King ... wig maker
Chantal Leothier ... makeup artist
Thi-Loan Nguyen ... makeup artist

Production Management

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François-Xavier Bazin ... unit manager
Philippe Besnier ... production manager: Paris
Diana Frey ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jerome Borenstein ... first assistant director: Paris
Rodrigo Carvajal ... second assistant director: Buenos Aires
Nicholas Cubria ... third assistant director: Buenos Aires
Carlos Gil ... first assistant director: Buenos Aires
Mel Nortcliffe ... second assistant director: London
Waldo Roeg ... first assistant director
Oona Seiler ... third assistant director: Paris
Michael Viger ... first assistant director: Paris

Art Department

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Fernanda Abadía ... paintings: Buenos Aires
Mercedes Alfonsín ... assistant art director: Buenos Aires
Fernando Cardoso ... assistant art director: Paris
Renaud Colas ... property master: Paris
Carmen Cornejo ... paintings: Buenos Aires
Stéphane Cressend ... assistant art director
Sergio Gualco ... property master: Buenos Aires
Bertrand Guinnebault ... painter: Paris
Pascoli Hermanos ... construction manager: Buenos Aires
Gilles LaBoulandine ... construction manager: Paris
Daniel Mauvignier ... head painter: Paris
Daniel Monroy ... property assistant: Buenos Aires
Graciela Oderigo ... art director: Buenos Aires
Marianna Sourrouille ... set dresser: Buenos Aires
Lucinda Sturgis ... assistant art director: London
Patrick Widdrington ... head carpenter: Paris
Marianna Zentchenko ... assistant art director: Paris

Sound Department

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André Cappello ... foley recordist
Sophie Chiabaut ... boom operator
Julie Clemencin ... dialogue editor
Vincent Guillon ... assistant sound editor
Gérard Hardy ... sound
Jean-Pierre Lelong ... foley artist
Dominic Lester ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Mario Melchiorri ... assistant foley artist
Gilles Missir ... adr mixer
Jean-Paul Mugel ... sound
Robin O'Donoghue ... re-recording mixer
Corrinne Raffi ... adr editor
Patrice Raffi ... adr editor
Jacques Thomas-Gérard ... foley mixer

Special Effects by

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Tom Cundom ... special effects supervisor: Buenos Aires
Christian Talenton ... special effects supervisor: Paris

Visual Effects by

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Martin Body ... optical cameraman
Prudence Harington ... model casting: Paris
David Smith ... optical cameraman (uncredited)

Stunts

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Patrick Cauderlier ... stunt coordinator
Pascaline Girardot ... stunts: Paris

Camera and Electrical Department

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Horacio Acevedo ... electrician: Buenos Aires
Rubén Bejarano ... grip: Buenos Aires
Eduardo Broman ... chief electrician: Buenos Aires
Richard Broome ... key grip
Álvaro Dolgay ... generator operator: Buenos Aires
Patrick Gasché ... electrician: Paris
Moune Jamet ... still photographer
Richard Kalvar ... still photographer
Ken Lowe ... lighting technician
Oona Menges ... clapper loader
Gustavo Mosquera R. ... Steadicam operator: Buenos Aires (as Gustavo Mosquera)
Gary Parnham ... rigging electrician: UK
Gueorgui Pinkhassov ... still photographer (as Georgui Pinkhassov)
Christopher Porter ... gaffer
Matías Risi ... video assist: Buenos Aires
Hugo Senille ... electrician: Buenos Aires
Gilbert Seybald ... electrician: Paris
Michel Strasser ... grip: Paris
Pim Tjujerman ... focus puller
Hoyte Van Hoytema ... camera trainee: Paris
Jörg Widmer ... Steadicam operator: Paris

Casting Department

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Alberte Garo ... extras casting: Paris
Frédérique Moidon ... casting: Paris
Carina F. Romanova ... extras casting assistant (1997) (as Carina Romanova)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Doreen Brown ... costume maker
Jackie Hallatt ... costume maker
Glen Hills ... costume maker
John Krausa ... costume maker
Peter Lewis ... costume maker
Joanna Roderick ... costumer
Paula Taratuto ... wardrobe assistant: Buenos Aires
Ivone Teles ... wardrobe assistant: Paris
Michael Weldon ... wardrobe supervisor
Christopher Witt ... costumer

Location Management

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Denise Cassotti ... location manager: Paris
Marie-Eve Graviou-Dural ... assistant location manager: Paris (as Marie-Eve Dural)
Alberto Hasse ... location manager: Buenos Aires
Jackie Ingberg ... assistant location manager: Buenos Aires
Eric Vidart-Loeb ... location manager: Paris

Music Department

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Agustín Bardi ... composer: additional music
Thomas Bloch ... musician: "Ondes Martenot" and "Cristal Bachet"
Ivan Chandler ... music supervisor
Fred Frith ... musician: guitar and violin
Gerónimo Gradito ... composer: additional music
Vicente Greco ... composer: additional music
Roberto Greta ... guitar
Franck Lebon ... music recording mixer
Nola Lopez ... composer: additional music
Leonardo D. Marconi ... piano
Omar Murtagh ... double bass
Miguel Padula ... composer: additional music
Alfredo F. Roldan ... composer: additional music
Hervé Schneid ... music editor
Juan Jose Visiglio ... composer: additional music

Transportation Department

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Roy Hyatt ... unit driver: London
Andrés Médici ... truck driver: grip, Buenos Aires
Gustavo Oldán ... unit driver: Buenos Aires
Mikael Richard ... unit driver: Paris
Pedro Riobo ... truck driver: camera, Buenos Aires
Gustavo Soute ... truck driver: props, Buenos Aires
Carlos Villatini ... truck driver: lighting, Buenos Aires

Other crew

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Sebastian Aloi ... runner: Buenos Aires
Enrique Beltza ... motor home: Buenos Aires
Hélène Chalant ... production assistant: Paris
Marie-Laure Compain ... production coordinator: Paris
Carlos Copello ... additional choreographer: Buenos Aires
Jorge Correa ... runner: Buenos Aires
Diana Dantés ... alexander technique teacher: London
Lindy Davies ... performance consultant
Alexis Delage-Toriel ... assistant to co-producer: Paris
Walter Donohue ... story editor
Claudia Doura ... production assistant: Buenos Aires
Ludovic Duchateau ... swing gang: Paris
Guillaume Dunand ... production assistant: Paris
Penny Eyles ... script supervisor
Barbara Factorovich ... production coordinator: Buenos Aires
Juan Carlos Fernández ... minibus coordinator: Buenos Aires
Florence Forney ... production coordinator: Paris
Diane Gelon ... production lawyer (as Law Office Diane Gelon)
Roberto Guisado ... caterer: Buenos Aires
Marie-Noëlle Hauville ... production accountant: Paris
Marianne Hoegl ... pilates trainer: London
Richard Hyland ... production accountant
María Vázquez Keller Sarmiento ... entertainment lawyer
Marc Le Hingrat ... swing gang: Paris
Adriana Maestri ... sculptor: Buenos Aires
Marcos Maffulli ... security chief: Buenos Aires
Michael Manzi ... production assistant
Olivier Martin ... production assistant: Paris
Steve Masters ... title designer
Roanne Moore ... production coordinator
Gustavo Naveira ... additional choreographer: Buenos Aires
Angela Neillis ... production secretary
Clive Noakes ... laboratory liaison
Pedro Porcu ... truck coordinator: Buenos Aires
Sarah Portal ... assistant accountant: Paris
María Rosa Pugliese ... assistant accountant: Buenos Aires
Julio Raffo Jr. ... runner: Buenos Aires
Julio Raffo ... production lawyer: Buenos Aires
Amos Field Reid ... assistant to director
Andreas Reyneke ... pilates trainer: London
Elie Robert-Nicoud ... script translator
Fabián Salas ... additional choreographer: Buenos Aires
Nik Udovicic ... runner: London
Pablo Verón ... choreographer
Fernando Wajs ... production accountant: Buenos Aires

Thanks

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Kim Ballard ... special thanks
Mark Dunford ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • La leçon de tango (France)
  • La lección de tango (Argentina)
  • Tango-Fieber (Germany)
  • La lección de tango (Spain)
  • La leçon de tango (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In the bathtub scene, she is reading "I and Thou" by philosopher Martin Buber. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Jackal/Anastasia/The Man Who Knew Too Little/One Night Stand/The Tango Lesson/Kiss or Kill (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Milonga Triste See more »
Quotes Pablo: I am a dancer. And a Jew.
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