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by Frédéric Fonteyne


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.

original title: Tango Libre
country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Frédéric Fonteyne
film run: 90'
release date: BE 07/11/2012, FR 28/11/2012, IT 13/02/2014, CZ 25/07/2013
screenplay: Anne Paulicevich, Philippe Blasband
cast: François Damiens, Anne Paulicevich, Sergi López, Jan Hamenecker
cinematography by: Viriginie Saint Martin
film editing: Ewin Ryckaert
art director: Véronique Sacrez
costumes designer: Catherine Marchand
producer: Stéphane Quinet, Patrick Quinet, Claude Waringo, Arlette Zylberberg
co-producer: Serge Zeitoun, Christophe Rossignon, Philip Boëffard
production: Artémis Productions, Samsa Film, Liaison cinématographique, Nord-Ouest Films, Minds Meet, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française
backing: Wallonia-Brussels Federation
distributor: Cinéart, Rezo Films, Bolero Film, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.


main awards/selection

Biennale di Venezia 2012 Orizzonti
Special Jury Prize

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