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Last Tango in Carlsfeld

France, UK 2001

Robert plays the bandoneon. The instrument is made in his home, the eastern border town of Carlsfeld. With an unemployment rate of over 20%, Robert's future prospects are bleak. But unlike his friends, who see their future in the prosperous West, Robert wants to stay in his hometown and decides to make bandoneons himself. Robert - the quiet struggle of a loner in a lost corner of Europe.


The film is part of the arte/BBC series "Eutopia!"

Written, directed and shot by Jan Bosse

Production: Mosaic Films, London and

Phares et Balises, Paris

TV Broadcast: arte, BBC, YLE and others

Award: Adolf - Grimme - Prize for the producers Colin Luke and Adam Alexander.

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