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.

  • ★★★★ review by David Eagle on Letterboxd

    ‪The tumultuous relationship of dancers Maria Nieves and Juan Carlos Copies, that’s lived within the context of the passion, sensuality and searing intensity of Tango dance and culture. She’s incredibly endearing - charming and charismatic, him less so behind his serious, macho facade, but that pairing is never less than charged. The beauty in the sinuous dancing moves and music is wonderful. It’s an entertaining and compelling documentary; a glimpse into a fascinating, unfamiliar culture and a very human story of a relationship that’s played out across the decades. Our Last Tango in the vital Bertha DocHouse‬ at Curzon Bloomsbury. See it if you get the chance.

  • ★★★★ review by Cine En Serio on Letterboxd

    Un tango más, segundo documental del director argentino German Kral, quiere reverdecer viejitos laureles presentando al mundo a los dos bailarines de tango más importantes y famosos del país. María Nieves Rego y Juan Carlos Copes durante más de cincuenta años recibieron el aplauso de un enfervorecido público conmovido por la técnica y la pasión con la que estos fenómenos ejecutaban sus pasos sobre diferentes escenarios de todo el mundo. Un tango más es un homenaje y un tributo, un honor para todos.


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