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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)

Writer:

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:

Argentine Tangos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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A weak person would do anything to be accepted by others !!!!
16 February 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

If everything can be settled for Dutch short film "Tanghi Argentini" by giving grades then it has got some good grades in the honest portrayal of office life. It is a situation with which most working professionals are familiar. Office workers who stay late to do their personal work are known to all of us. Many a times, our own personal vision is getting depicted in the film. The importance of culture in the lives of human beings is substantial but there are not many who would take refuge in an element of culture namely a dance form to woo a charming lady. This plot development gives a definitive edge to "Tanghi Argentini" team members especially to its director Guido Thys and writer Geert Verbanck. Alas, their happiness is fleeting as the film doesn't succeed in ensuring victory for a common man due to its depiction of him as a 'weak' soul who would dance to any available tune in order to make himself appreciated.This is the only major drawback in a charming short film which helps Tango to become more popular.


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