An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Oscar-Nominated Tango Short Film

Argentine Tangos,
or Tanghi Argentini (Belgium, 13 min.) by Guido Thys and Anja Daelemans is up for an Academy Award next week. A strange and quirky short film about a nebbishy Walter Mitty-type office worker, who gets an Internet date on the condition that he learns to dance the tango -- for which passion and poetry are the key ingredients. Our guy has neither. What to do? He begs his imperious boss to teach him, with mischievously ambiguous results.

Now how long before it'll be on the internet for download?

UPDATE Feb. 25: The winner was 'Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)'

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