John J. is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela, a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual world of the tango. Spellbound by the rich and mysterious world Manuela has shown him, his idyll is shattered when the reality of why he's there comes crashing down around him.Written by
Robert Duvall and his wife Luciana Pedraza were in a relationship while filming. They got married a year after the film debuted. See more »
[All in Spanish]
So what is tango? It is something new to me. Tango is new in America. I love it.
Tango is life.
Tango is love. It's hate. Tango is everything.
[Making a hand gesture]
It's a lot of things together.
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The tango scenes were absorbing. But they seemed to be just kluged on to a movie about an aging, warm-hearted gangster. I kept waiting for something to tie these seemingly disparate plot lines together. Nothing ever did. See it to admire a great actor. See it to admire some wonderful dancing and scenery. Just don't try to make sense of it.
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