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Tango libre

Director(s): Frédéric Fonteyne
Producer(s): SAMSA FILM
Artémis Productions (BE), Liaison Cinématographique (FR)
Script: Frédéric Fonteyne, Anne Paulicevich, Philippe Blasband
Year: 2012
Form: FICTION - Feature film
Genre: Dramatic comedy
Original version: French, Spanish
Running time: 105'
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JC is a prison guard. He is a man without a story, hiding behind rules. He only has one fantasy: Tango dancing. One night, in dance class, JC meets Alice. They dance together.The next day he sees her again in the prison visiting room. First visiting one man, then another...Alice is the wife of two inmates, Fernand and Dominic, whom she follows with her son from prison to prison.The prison rules prohibit the guards from socializing with inmates' family members.For the first time in his life, JC is about to break the rules.


François Damiens
Anne Paulicevich
Sergi Lopez
Jan Hammenecker
Zacharie Chasseriaud
Christian Kmiotek
Frédéric Frenay


Set design : Véronique Sacrez
Sound : Carlo Thoss
Key grip : Stéphane Thiry
Dop: Virginie Saint-Martin
Editor: Ewin Ryckaert
Set decorator: Thierry Van Cappellen
Producer : Claude Waringo

Nominations & Awards

Magritte 2014 : 7 nominations - 2 prizes : Best Original Script (Philippe Blasband, Anne Paulicevich) and Best Set Design (Véronique Sacrez)
Venice Horizons Award 2012 - Special Jury Prize for Frédéric Fonteyne
Warsaw International Film Festival 2012 : Grand Prix for Frédéric Fonteyne

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