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Tanghi argentini (2006)

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An office clerk with a hankering to tango enlists the support of a workplace colleague as he prepares for a date. It's Christmas time and the concept of giving assumes fairy tale proportions in this beguiling modern story.

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Guy Thys (as Guido Thys)

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Geert Verbanck (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Dirk van Dijck ... André
Koen van Impe ... Frans
Hilde Norga Hilde Norga ... Suzanne
Mathias Sercu ... Elves
Wannes Cappelle Wannes Cappelle ... Patrick
Ineke Nijssen Ineke Nijssen ... Gaby
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A few weeks before Christmas, André, a chubby middle-aged office worker in Ghent, arranges an Internet date with a woman who tangos. Trouble is, André doesn't know how to dance, so he begs Frans, a co-worker, to teach him. Frans refuses - he's a superior type, proper, erect, immaculately, separate from the others, while Andre is a bit of a shlub. André calls Frans's bluff, calling him boring and staid, so Frans accepts the challenge. They practice long hours; the passion of the tango infuses André and when the night comes, he's ready. Frans accompanies him to a nightclub where he meets Suzanne. She and André begin to dance. Then, something goes wrong. Is this all for naught? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

15 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Argentiniko tango See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Fancy footsteps
25 July 2008 | by st-shotSee all my reviews

Andre is an invisible office worker living a lonely existence when he engages a woman on the Internet. Problem is she likes to Tango and he can't. He gently cajoles a still cynical co-worker into teaching him. The big night arrives and all does not go according to plan. Or does it?

Tanghi argentini is a whimsical quarter hour film that swiftly moves along with humor and pathos, approaches tragedy, changes course and leaves you with a smile on your face. The actors establish character swiftly and the montage of tango lessons at the office are skillfully edited for humorous effect, making this sweet story hard to find fault with in any way.


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