Rent The Tango Lesson (1997)

3.3 of 5 from 71 ratings
1h 37min
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Synopsis:
The director of 'Orlando' Sally Potter chronicles her obsession with the Tango. Playing a female filmmaker who discovers the tango in between bouts of writing a screenplay, Sally places herself under the tutelage of Pablo, an Argentinean tango dancer living in Paris. As her lessons proceed, Sally and Pablo fall in love, and strike a bargain... if he will make her a tango dancer she will make him a movie star.
Actors:
, , , Géraldine Maillet, , , , Michele Parent, Claudine Mavros, , , , Carolina Iotti, Zobeida, , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Christopher Sheppard
Writers:
Sally Potter
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/06/2003
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour and B & W
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Yo-Yo Ma Music Video
  • Production Notes by Sally Potter
  • Stills Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/09/2012
Run Time:
100 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour and B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Pablo at the Airport
  • Performances in Amsterdam
  • Original screen tests
  • Libertango - Yo-Yo Ma music video

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Reviews (3) of The Tango Lesson

lesson learnt - The Tango Lesson review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
17/11/2009

one of few directors so content with their own mediocrity. plays with atmosphere the same way a young teeny sets to reference all she has read up to that point. i did not chose tango, the tango chose me, says Pablo.

her casting is appalling, as are the accompanying musical sounds.

painful cliche after cliche both in script and direction, you can actually guess scenes and dialogue yet to come pretty accurately.

deciding to cast herself as the best example of a creative older woman searching for the passion in dance and the inevitable relationship with the teacher, her lack of acting skills together with a boring teenage diary style of melodrama in this self indulgent twaddle make it one to avoid. if it wasnt trying to be all ooh im just a natural artist and this is my story of how i changed my shoes, (chaussures in french you know), just for one mad mad day, it could be left without review. cos its so bad and pretends depth, i set a warning. i vote a miss.

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Amazing movie about Tango , see it and you 'll want to take your dance shoes - The Tango Lesson review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
02/02/2010

I really enjoyed this movie , Sally Potter has really gone deep into the heart of Tango. Her undestanding of the traditional dance of Argentina for an English woman is spot on.

Pablo Veron is amazing , if you appreciate dance

you will be mesmerize by his performance.

This is not a conventional movie but still very enjoyable.

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Complete rubbish - The Tango Lesson review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
09/09/2010

Complete rubbish! Pretence and nonsense poorly disguised as art. The only thing this film has going for it is the photography.

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