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A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Director:

Wim Wenders

Writer:

Wim Wenders
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Regina Advento Regina Advento ... Herself - Dancer
Malou Airaudo Malou Airaudo ... Herself - Dancer
Ruth Amarante Ruth Amarante ... Herself - Dancer
Jorge Puerta Jorge Puerta ... Himself - Dancer (as Jorge Puerta Armenta)
Pina Bausch ... Herself (archive footage)
Rainer Behr Rainer Behr ... Himself - Dancer
Andrey Berezin Andrey Berezin ... Himself - Dancer
Damiano Ottavio Bigi Damiano Ottavio Bigi ... Himself - Dancer
Bénédicte Billet Bénédicte Billet ... Herself - Dancer
Ales Cucek Ales Cucek ... Himself - Dancer
Clementine Deluy Clementine Deluy ... Herself - Dancer
Josephine Ann Endicott Josephine Ann Endicott ... Herself - Dancer
Lutz Förster Lutz Förster ... Himself - Dancer
Pablo Aran Gimeno Pablo Aran Gimeno ... Himself - Dancer
Mechthild Großmann Mechthild Großmann ... Herself - Dancer
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Storyline

In modern dance since the 1970s, few choreographers have had more influence in the medium than the late Pina Bausch. This film explores the life and work of this artist of movement while we see her company perform her most notable creations where basic things like water, dirt and even gravity take on otherworldly qualities in their dancing. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines:

Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some sensuality/partial nudity and smoking | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | France | UK

Release Date:

24 February 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Pina - ein Tanzfilm in 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,238,460 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€488,640 (Germany), 27 February 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,027, 6 January 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,524,826

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,624,826
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Germany's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Quotes

Pina Bausch: What are we longing for? Where does all this yearning come from?
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Alternate Versions

Also shown in a 3D version See more »

Connections

Referenced in Paris pieds nus (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

La Prima Vez
Traditional Sephardic
From the recording Odyssey by The New World Renaissance Band
Owain Phyfe, vocalist, with Chitarra Battente
Stefano Pando, oud
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What are we longing for? Where does all this yearning come from?
1 January 2013 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

Wim Wenders' multiple-award-winning documentary was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA. It is a tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

I am not familiar with modern dance, so why not watch one of the best at work. I have resolved to broaden my artistic experiences this year, and I could not have picked something more enjoyable with which to start.

Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, Paris Texas), who I really enjoy as a director, has produced a beautiful tribute. I understand it is also in 3D, but I have to settle for the 2D version. I probably didn't miss anything, but who knows.

The film has very little in the way of dialog; an occasional reflection by her dancers, and focuses on performances of her most famous pieces. They were strange to someone not familiar with modern dance, but they were also innovative and beautiful.

I enjoyed the experience.


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