Christmas Tango (18+)



Nikos Koutelidakis


Greece, 2011

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Dir. Nikos Koutelidakis
Greek language with English subtitles

Το Τανγκό των Χριστουγέννων

"Robust characters, intense dialogues, an old-world atmosphere and heaps of romantic tension. In other words, commercial cinema at its best..."

Based on Yannis Xanthoulis's novel of the same name, Christmas Tango takes place during the Greek junta as four people struggle with somewhat illicit desires at a military camp.

Zoi Loggos (Vicky Papadopoulou) has long fallen out of love with her husband - the Colonel (Giannis Bezos) - and turned her attention to handsome lieutenant Stefanos (Yannis Stankoglou). As Stefanos fervently learns to dance the tango so he may impress Zoi at the upcoming Christmas party, his dance instructor/fellow soldier Lazarou (Antinoos Albanis) feels a surge of unwanted and confusing emotions he is reticent to recognise, let alone reveal.

A bonafide crowd-pleaser, as evidenced by its Fischer Audience Award at the 2009 Thessaloniki Film Festival

Το 1970, σε ένα στρατόπεδο του Έβρου, ένας υπολοχαγός αναγκάζει έναν φαντάρο να του μάθει ώστε να ζητήσει σε χορό, στη γιορτή των Χριστουγέννων, τη σύζυγο του Συνταγματάρχη.

Based on the book by Yannis Xanthoulis
Produced by Yannis Exintais, Alexandros Mintzias, Nikos Nikolettos and Kostas Sousoulas
Cast:Giannis Bezos, Antinoos Albanis, Yannis Stankoglou and Vicky Papdadopoulou