Midsummer Night’s Tango

Viviane Blumenschein - 82'
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SYNOPSIS

Tango was born in Buenos Aires and no one dances tango as passionately as the Argentineans do - that is at least what the Argentineans themselves believe. Tango is as Finnish as sauna and skiing - that is what the famous Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki and many of his fellow countrymen are convinced of. Two countries, two opinions, two musical traditions. Midsummer Night's Tango is a humorous, light-hearted road movie, accompanying three Argentinean tango musicians as they leave the milongas of Buenos Aires behind to discover tango in far away Finland. Singer Chino Laborde, guitarist Diego "DIPI" Kvitko and bandoneonist Pablo Greco are the stereotypical Argentinean tango musicians. They are noisy, passionate and one hundred percent convinced that their music is the only true tango. Travelling through Finland, they dive into a completely new world. Long strips of forests, hundreds of lakes, bright summer nights and, above all, slightly shy and quiet people who play this foreign music called Finnish tango.
Travelling through the scenic landscape, they encounter great Finnish tango singers and composers such as Reijo Taipale, Sanna Pietiainen and M. A. Numminen.

Midsummer Night's Tango captures the many comic and charming moments when musicians from two worlds come together - to discover that they all share the same love for tango music, however different it might sound.

CATEGORY

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CAST

DIRECTOR:
Viviane Blumenschein
PRODUCER:
Christian Beetz
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Björn Knechtel
EDITOR:
Oliver Weiss

INFORMATION

Country:
Germany
Year:
2013

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
82 min