Our Last Tango“ is above all a love story. A story of love between the two most famous dancers in tango’s history and their tremendous love of tango. María Nieves Rego (80) and Juan Carlos Copes (83) met when they were 14 and 17, and they danced together for nearly fifty years. Despite a rocky relationship, the two continued to dance together because of their undeniable chemistry on the dance floor, making tango a worldwide sensation with their "Tango Argentino" Broadway show in the 1980s.
This documentary examines La Confiteria Ideal, a Buenos Aires dance hall where fervent devotees of tango flock to escape everyday life. Including wonderful interviews with famous milongueros: Gerardo Portalea, Javier Rodriguez & Geraldine Rojas, Mariano Chicho Frumboli and Puppy Castello.
Scenes from the movie Assassination Tango, 2002, by Robert Duvall.
"Most dances are for people who are falling in love. The tango is a dance for those who have survived it, and are still a little angry about having their hearts so mishandled. The Tango lesson is a movie for people who understand that difference." ~ Roger Ebert
What is argentine tango? What makes it different from other dances? The core factors that define tango as a personal dance are examined in this film by american filmmaker Johnny Robinson.
En tus brazos (In your arms) - short film by Goby, Jouret & Landour - 2005, France
In Belgian director Frédéric Fonteyne’s film Tango Libre Mariano ‘Chicho’ Frumboli plays the ringleader of the prison’s tough Argentinean inmates who is asked by the central male character to teach him tango after realizing its physical and emotional importance to his free-spirited wife.
Argentine Tango TV - 1993-94 - TANGO by National Geographic Explorer (1993) Directed by Robert Duval.
This documentary tells the story of a group of young Argentine musicians racing to learn and preserve the elegant and nuanced music played by the legendary Golden Age tango orchestras of Buenos Aires in the 40’s and 50’s. There are some great anecdotes about those orchestras, such as Juan D’Arienzo.
Berlin-based filmmaker Jonas Zadow has embarked on an ambitious film project where he travels to European cities and interviews people about their tango journeys.
Set in Buenos Aires during the Roaring Twenties, the grim melodrama is set within the secret confines of the country's sex and violence filled tango underground and chronicles the fate of three people who lose themselves in their passion for the forbidden dance.
Tango, Baile Nuestro. This documentary from 1987 features footage of famous milongueros such as “Finito” Ramon Rivera, Gerardo Portalea, and Miguel Balmaceda.