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DCP - HD - 2015 - Germany, Argentina - 85 Min - Color

Our Last Tango

Un Tango Mas (original title)


A film by German Kral

Our Last Tango“ is above all a love story. A story of love between the two most famous dancers in tango’s history. And the story of 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. In all those years they loved and hated each other and went through several painful separations but always got back together. No other man danced like Juan and no other woman danced like María!

Eventually, he left her for good for a woman 20 years younger with whom he fathered two children.

Now, at the end of their lives, Juan and María are willing to open up about their love, their hatred, and their passion.

 In „Our Last Tango“ Juan and María tell their story to a group of young tango dancers and choreographers from Buenos Aires, who transform the most beautiful, moving and dramatic moments of Juan and Maria’s lives into incredible tango-choreographies.  These beautifully-shot choreographies compliment the soul-searching interviews and documentary moments of the film to make this an unforgettable journey into the heart of the tango.




German Kral

Biography:

German Kral was born in 1968 in Buenos Aires and moved to Germany in 1991 to study film at the Munich Film School. He has a son and is based in Munich and Buenos Aires. Between 1993 and 1996 he worked with Wim Wenders on the feature film “A Trick of the Light”. His diploma film “Images of the Absence”, was nominated for the German Grimme Prize and awarded the First Prize at the Yamagata Film Festival in Japan, as well as receiving the Young Bavarian Documentary Film Award. His film “Música Cubana“ (2004), executive produced by Wim Wenders, had its international premiere at the Venice Film Festival and has been sold all over the world. His film “The Last Applause” (2008), a German, Argentinean, Japanese co-production, received the “FFF Talent Award” at the DOK.FEST Munich and the “Starter Film Prize” of the City of Munich.

German Kral

Filmography:

2015 – “UN TANGO MÁS” (“Our Last Tango”). Colour. 90 Min. (Germany – Argentina)

2008 -"EL ÚLTIMO APLAUSO" („The Last Applause“) - 35mm. Colour. 88 Min. (Germany – Argentine - Japan)

2004 - "MÚSICA CUBANA" - 88 Min. 35mm. Colour. (Germany)

2002 - "SO IST DAS LEBEN – LA VIDA ES ASÍ" („That’s life“) - 72 min. (Germany)

2000 - "BERND EICHINGER, WHEN LIFE BECOMES FILM" - Colour & B/W. 100 Min. (Germany)

1998 - "Imágenes DE LA AUSENCIA" (“Images of the Absence”) - 16mm. B/W & Color. 89 Min. (Germany-Argentina)

1996 - "TANGO BERLIN" - 5:30min. 35mm. B/W. (Germany)

 


Original language: Spanish
Produced by: Nils Dünker, Dieter Horres, German Kral
In coproduction with: Birgit Rothörl, Josef Brandmaier
With the participation of: Wim Wenders Rodrigo Furth, Jakob Abrahamsson


Award(s):

Audience Award for Best Documentary – Washington DC Intl Film Festival

Students’ Prize – Valenciennes Film Festival France

Festival(s):

Toronto International Film Festival 2015 – TIFF DOCS

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2015 – International Competition

Magnificent 7 Festival 2016 - Serbia

Epos 7 FilmArtFestival – Israël

Beijing International Film Festival 2016