Fasci­nating portrait of a musi­cian who is absorbed in his music. In an extreme close-up, we see the expres­sive face of a cellist performing Astor Piaz­zol­la’s Le Grand Tango.
Violon­cel­list Paul de Jong plays the piece Le Grand Tango by the Argen­tinean composer Astor Piazolla. The piano is played by Reinier van Houdt, but he is not filmed. Film­maker Pieter Jan Smit uses one extended shot in extreme close-up to show how the music takes posses­sion of the musician.


Set geluid
Production company
Smit Film
Distributor NL
Filmmuseum Distributie

Title: le grand TANGO
Year: 2002
Duration : 11 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2002

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