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Der Tangospieler (The Tango Player)

1991, color, 96 min. Feature
Dir.: Roland Gräf
Script: Roland Gräf
Camera: Peter Ziesche
Music: Hector Piazzolla, Günther Fischer, Tango "Adios Muchachos" Julio C. Sanders
Cast: Michael Gwisdek, Corinna Harfouch, Hermann Beyer, Peter Prager, Peter Sodann, Jaecki Schwarz, Hilmar Baumann, Jeanine Burch, Annette Büschelberger, Ruth Glöss, Katrin Klein, Klaus Glowalla, Marylu Poolman, Günther Schoß, Jörg Simonides, Jürgen Zartmann, et al.
VHS-PAL, English subtitles
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Synopsis:

Winter 1968.  Historian Dr. Dallow is released from prison.  He is still trying to cope with and understand why he was put behind bars for 21 months for defamation of the state.  His supposed "crime:"  for five minutes, he accompanied a cabaret chanson on the piano.  The film shows what "ordinary socialism" was like, letting the audience feel the threat under which the people in the GDR had to live over many years.

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