De Wet, a 34-year old, workaholic detective is burnt out, having immersed himself in an investigation involving the ruthless murder of 9 girls. De Wet captures the psycho-killer Basson and,...
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De Wet, a 34-year old, workaholic detective is burnt out, having immersed himself in an investigation involving the ruthless murder of 9 girls. De Wet captures the psycho-killer Basson and, in a fit of rage, brutally beats the suspect, thus compromising the killer's conviction by putting him in hospital. De Wet's boss sends him away to the isolated town of Loxton in the middle of the Karoo to cool off while the controversy of his indiscretion blows over. In this small community, De Wet meets Ella, a passionate and beautiful woman who is dying of cancer. His only goal is to fight boredom until he's allowed to resume his detective duties, Ella's dying wish is to dance one last tango before her life is over. De Wet reluctantly agrees to help her fulfill her dream, and in doing so, realizes his own need for healing and inner peace. While they fall in love, Basson wakes from his sedation and plots his revenge against De Wet. On the night of the last tango, the serial killer arrives in ...Written by
I am very partial to Afrikaans Films, in spite of the fact some of them are very poorly made. Now, this film 'Die Laaste Tango' has a most ingenious story line and there are some wonderful moments in this film, especially the description of the Tango Dance and its relationship to love and passion, that was both beautifully acted and directed. In fact the part of the film that takes place in Loxton deserves a rating of 8/10.
However, the part of the film regarding the serial killer, his lawyer and his escape from the hospital lets the whole film down as it was poorly constructed and acted, the complete reverse of what is happening in Loxton.
It is therefore a film of two parts, one excellent and one very poor, but i would recommend a viewing just for the 'Die Laaste Tango'.
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