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Black comedy - Completed 2008

FINNISH TANGO unfolds the classic "from Saulus to Paulus"-transformation in a new and brightly entertaining story of an egoistic good-for-nothing to someone willing to take responsibility for his deeds in life.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Director(s)
    • Buket ALAKUS
    • Writer(s)
    • Marcus HERTNECK, Jan BERGER
    • Producer(s)
    • Eike BESUDEN (Geisberg Studios)
    • Synopsis
    • “Finnish Tango“ is a comedy that tells the story of someone, who- on his quest of finding the easy way out- discovers his humanity.
      Alex is a passionate but unsuccessful musician. Not more not less. He is neither the nice guy, nor a good friend, not even a reliable partner, and definitely no one who takes responsibility in life.
      Tragically, it comes to a serious accident with a stolen, fully loaded tourbus of a death metal band, in which.Tommy, the drummer, dies. Alex and Steini- the guitarist- end up putting off their friendship. As a result he is left without an apartment, without a band and without a plan, but with a load of debt and raging metal-players, right up on his back.
      While searching for a job, which did not require him to put much effort into, he finds out about a theater-group with handicapped people, who are searching for another actor for the upcoming play “The Three Musketeers”. He invents a handicap, steals a handicapped ID, receives the part and moves in with a group of handicapped people, supervised by a very unconventional and sweet woman, Lotte.
      In the meantime, he meets interesting, open minded, and lovable people, who welcome him with open arms. He also manages – with his heartbreaking tango-melodies– 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 the encounter of these real, and honest people, which we mindlessly refer to as „handicapped“ people, Alex begins to change slowly, and when Rudolph puts him to the test, their motto suddenly becomes: „One for all – all for one!“
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