By Buket Alakus
By Buket Alakus
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Film Festival Emden Norderney, "Festival des Deutschen Films" in Ludwigshafen, Berlin & Beyond, Cinequest Film Festival, Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival, Open Film Festival "Golden Brig"
FINNISH TANGO is a comedy that tells the story of someone, who moved out into the world to find an easy time all the while learning to become a human being. Alex is a passionate but unsuccessful musician. He is not a nice guy. After he steels a fully loaded tourbus of a death metal band with two of his band-colleagues, it comes to a momentous accident. Tommy, the drummer, dies and Alex is thrown over with Steini, the guitarist. While searching for a job, he finds out about a theater-group with handicapped people who are looking for another actor to play in their staging of “The Three Musketeers”. He meets weird, open and lovable people, who welcome him warmly in their midst. He manages to win them over. Only Rudolph, a highly intelligent, suicidal and fatally ill misanthropist, turns out to be an opponent, who sees through Alex’ game immediately. By this encounter of these wonderful honest people, who we nonsensically call „handicapped“ and his experience of their world, Alex begins to slowly change and when Rudolph puts him to the test their motto suddenly is: „One for all – all for one!“
Buket Alakus was born in 1971 in Istanbul and grew up in Hamburg. After finishing her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin in 1995, she studied Film Directing at Hamburg University Institute of Theater, Music and Film from 1996-1998. Her films include: the shorts MARTIN (1995), SCHLÜSSEL (1996), TANGO (1997), KISMET (1998), her award-winning feature debut ANAM (2000), OFFSIDE (EINE ANDERE LIGA, 2004),FREUNDINNEN FÜRS LEBEN (TV, 2005), the children's series KINDER.DE(2006), and FINNISH TANGO (FINNISCHER TANGO, 2008).
At the start of the story Alex is an egoistic and in his moral principles quite unreflective contemporary.
Alex: Christoph Bach
Director: Buket Alakus
FINNISH TANGO (Finnischer Tango) / 90 min / 35mm / Color / 1:1,85 / Dolby Surround / Original Language: German with English subtitles / Germany 2008
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