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Tango

  • Comedy
  • 1993
  • Patrice Leconte
  • 86 mins
  • 15

Summary

Vincent, a stunt pilot, is acquitted of murdering his wife and her lover. However, a few years later, L'Elegant, the Judge in the case, comes to blackmail him. The Judge's nephew, Paul, is having trouble with his wife and they demand that Vincent kill her. The Judge, a confirmed bachelor, takes Paul and Vincent on the road to search for Paul's wife Marie. The three men get on well together, and spend their time discussing their relationship with women.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

That it mocks its audience rather than satirises its characters is the main problem with this vulgar road movie about an unsavoury wife-murdering trio. After the humanity of Monsieur Hire and the quirkiness of The Hairdresser's Husband, hopes were high for this freewheeling black comedy from Patrice Leconte, which he promised would rock the politically correct back on their self-righteous feet. Expectations were further raised by the quality of a cast that includes Philippe Noiret and the hairdresser's husband himself, Jean Rochefort. But ultimately Leconte lacks the restraint and wit that could have made this a minor masterpiece.

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Credits

Cast

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The Elegant Man (L'Elégant)Philippe Noiret
VincentRichard Bohringer
PaulThierry Lhermitte
MarieMiou-Miou
MadeleineJudith Godrèche
Helene Baraduc Michèle Laroque
Mariano EscobarMaxime Leroux
TBCJean Rochefort

Crew

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DirectorPatrice Leconte

Details

Released on
1993-07-16
Languages
French
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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