FINNISH TANGO

By Buket ALAKUS

PINGUIN STUDIOS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Buket ALAKUS
    • Writer(s)
    • Marcus HERTNECK, Jan BERGER
    • Producer(s)
    • Eike BESUDEN (Pinguin Film)
    • Synopsis
    • “Finnish Tango“ is a comedy that tells the story of someone, who moved out into the world to find an easy time all the while learning to become a human being.
      Alex is a passionate but unsuccessful musician. He is not a nice guy.
      After he steels a fully loaded tourbus of a death metal band with two of his band-colleagues, it comes to a momentous accident. Tommy, the drummer, dies and Alex is thrown over with Steini, the guitarist.
      While searching for a job, he finds out about a theater-group with handicapped people who are looking for another actor to play in their staging of “The Three Musketeers”.
      He meets weird, open and lovable people, who welcome him warmly in their midst. He manages to win them over. Only Rudolph, a highly intelligent, suicidal and fatally ill misanthropist, turns out to be an opponent, who sees through Alex’ game immediately.
      By this encounter of these wonderful honest people, who we nonsensically call „handicapped“ and his experience of their world, Alex begins to slowly change and when Rudolph puts him to the test their motto suddenly is: „One for all – all for one!“
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2007
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