The Tango Lesson (1997)

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This arty second full-length feature from filmmaker Sally Potter represents a docudramatic account of her love affair with the title dance. Her affair with the Argentine pastime began while she was working on her latest project, a script called "Rage." While the bulk of this film is done in black-and-white, her dream sequences for the film are acted out in color. The script, worth $20 million when finished, proves difficult to write, and she is driving herself crazy with the effort. One night … More

Rating: PG (For brief language and some violent images)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Sally Potter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 9, 1998
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast


as Pablo's Partner

as Red Model

as Pablo's Partner

as Yellow Model

as Blue Model

as Fashion Designer

as Photographer

as Seamstress

as Seamstress

as Seamstress

as Bodyguard

as Bodyguard

as Pablo's Friend

as Pablo's Friend

as Pablo's Friend

as Pablo's Friend

as Pablo's Friend

as Pablo's Friend

as Man at Tea Dance

as Salon Dancer

as Salon Dancer

as Salon Dancer

as Hotel Porter

as Movie Executive

as Movie Executive

as Movie Executive

as English Tango Fan

as Woman in Dressing Ro...

as Master of Ceremonies

as Taxi Driver

as Carlos' Partner

as Woman Opening Door

as Man Opening Door

as Woman Opening Door

as Man Opening Door

as Janitor

as Man at Synagogue
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Critic Reviews for The Tango Lesson

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | November 14, 1997
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 19, 2009
Variety
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Audience Reviews for The Tango Lesson

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If I wanted to watch a movie stemmed from the likes of Dirty Dancing, I'd just watch Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. At least then I would felt like I had been watching a film. This is just one big dance lesson with a stereotypical shy Jewish woman and her Chilean lover. In no way is it entertaining or even the slightest bit interesting, it's probably one of the hardest movies to watch because it's so bland and downright idiotic. The film within a film idea is done horribly and constantly confusing for no reason. Just because you want to break the average narrative doesn't mean you need to do something like this. There's many more brave and rewarding films out there.

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Conner Rainwater

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