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María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes are the best-known couple in tango's history and shaped this dance like no other. They danced passionately, loved and hated each other for almost 50 years, until one day they separated. And that left a huge gap in the tango scene...

Now, almost at the end of their lives, they talk about their story for the first time.
Genre Art, Dance, Love Story / Romance, Music
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2015
Director German Kral
Screenplay German Kral
Cinematography Jo Heim, Félix Monti
Cast María Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes, Pablo Verón, Alejandra Gutty, Ayelén Álvarez Miño, Juan Malizia, Pancho Martínez Pey, Johana Copes
Producers Nils Dünker, Dieter Horres, German Kral, Wim Wenders
Co-Producers Jutta Krug, Lothar Mattner, Birgit Rothörl, Josef Brandmaier
Production Companies Lailaps Pictures, German Kral Filmproduktion/Munich, in co-production with WDR, Monogatari Films/Buenos Aires, Mateína Producciones/Buenos Aires, Schubert International/Munich
Runtime 83 min
Format color, 1:1.85
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals Stockholm 2015, CPH:DOX 2015, Mar del Plata 2015, Miami 2016, Cleveland 2016, Beijing 2016, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016, Shanghai 2016
Awards Special Mention Mar del Plata 2015
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, INCAA

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