Midsummer Night's Tango

Viviane Blumenschein
Björn Knechtel
Risto Hankala, Manuel de Andrés
Olivier Weiss
Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion
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Tango was born in Buenos Aires and no one dances tango as passionately as the Argentineans. But tango is as Finnish as sauna and skiing – at least that is what the famous Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki and many of his fellow countrymen are convinced of. Two countries, two opinions, two musical traditions. The documentary discovers the Finnish tango from the viewpoint of three Argentine musicians who travel to Finland to find out whether Aki Kaurismäki is telling the truth when he asserts that tango music was invented in Finland.


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Viviane Blumenschein was born in 1969 in Stellen-Nidersachsen in Germany. She graduated in Cultural Studies at the Lüneburg University, Germany. She has been directing documentaries and films for cinema and advertising since 1999. She directed the documentaries Dance for All (2007; co-directed with Elena Bromund) and Going Against Fate (2008).