Elegantly fascinating tango drama about life and death turns to heartbreaking tale about dreams, illusions and sacrifices, which coincidentally became almost autobiographical for director Aleksandr Mindadze. Instead of tango just name any other profession, which consumes a whole time and efforts so you forget to enjoy living.
Long time ago a famous tango dancer Cockatoo was surrounded by the light of glory, money and love. Decision to quit suddenly changed everything. Everyone ignored him. Fame expired quickly. After being forgotten for 25 years, Cockatoo returns on the parquet. Same movements, frames, gravities are hard to improvise again due to lost strength, injuries, addiction to alcohol. He will meet abandoned wife Elisabeth and former lover Valencia for grandiose romantic final dance, which they sensationally performed in a brighter past.
Natural, energetic, charming transformation of Polish superstar Chyra, who has never danced before, is incredibly awesome. Kulesza had professional trainings in ballet and succeeded to win Polish TV conquest "Dancing with the Stars", but She never acted in Russian and couldn’t even speak Russian. Belarusian born Israeli actress Dodina joined Polish duo for the threesome of graceful milongas with youthful memories, pain, hopes, tenderness, dreams, fears, hatred, betrayals, passions, followed by masterfully magical camera of Romanian Mutu.
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Aleksandr Mindadze (snd 1949) on lõpetanud Vene Riikliku Kinematograafia ülikooli (VGIK). Ta on üks tunnustatumaid filmistsenariste Venemaal, kelle karjäär algas juba 45 aastat tagasi. On teinud tihedat koostööd Vene režissööri Vadim Abdrashitoviga: koos on tehtud 11 filmi, millest 1995. aastal valminud „Näidend reisijale“ pälvis Berliini filmifestivalil Hõbekaru auhinna. Mindadze esimene lavastus „Otryv“ esilinastus Veneetsia kriitikute nädalal 2007. Film pälvis kodumaal nii kriitikute auhinna kui ka parima Vene debüütfilmi preemia. „Parketil“ on Mindadze neljas täispikk film lavastajana.
Otryv (Soaring, 2007), V subbotu (Innocent Saturday, 2011), Milyy Khans, dorogoy Pyotr (My Good Hans, 2015), Parquet (2020)