Our Last 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. Now, at the end of their lives, the two dancers 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 the lives into incredible tango-choreographies. These beautifully-shot performances compliment the soul-searching interviews and documentary moments of the film to make this an unforgettable journey into the heart of the tango.


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  • ★★★½ review by Courtney Small on Letterboxd

    No naked Brando, but there is plenty of dancing...we'll call it a draw.

  • ★★★½ review by cinemagazine on Letterboxd

    "Juan en María doen hun verhaal voor de camera en aan een groep jonge tangodansers en choreografen, die op hun beurt alle mooie, dramatische en tragische momenten uit de geschiedenis van het koppel al dansend verbeelden. De totstandkoming van die dansscènes en het spetterende resultaat ervan geeft de film niet alleen in tekst maar ook in beeld een grote liefde voor de tango mee. Tussendoor zien we de hoofdrolspelers dwalen door de straten van de Argentijnse hoofdstad, die zo anders is dan een halve eeuw geleden; die ze soms nauwelijks terug herkennen."

  • ★★★★ review by rlrm on Letterboxd

    Beautiful mix between music, dance and stories. It made me love tango. Best parts are the beginning and the end, it goes slower in the middle but very good documentary overall.

  • ★★★½ review by ipacoxt on Letterboxd

    i just enjoyed. and the dancing!!

  • ★★★★ review by jerry hudson on Letterboxd

    brilliant. tricky structure with real people and re-enactors mixing. but dancing so well filmed and emotional. and leads are honest, even when lying. can understand all the real emotions involved. loved this in many ways.

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