Rashevski's Tango

Rashevski's Tango

Hippolyte Girardot
Director: Sam Garbarski Cast: Hippolyte Girardot
Hippolyte Girardot
, Ludmila Mikael
Ludmila Mikael
, Michel Jonasz
Michel Jonasz
Sam Garbarski




Director Sam Garbarski marked his feature film directorial debut in 2003 with the family-comedy drama Le Tango des Rashevski (The Rashevski Tango), a tale of one extended family's struggle to find meaning and identity within their own somewhat dormant Jewish heritage. When 81-year-old family matriarch Rosa Rashevski passes away, her descendants are left unprepared, as they have no idea what traditional Jewish rites they should be practicing. As a result, various Rashevski begin some rather intense periods of spiritual introspection, ranging from Rosa's granddaughter Nina's (Tania Gabarski, daughter of the director) proclamation to start and raise a Jewish family to grandson -- and former Israeli military man -- Rica's (Rudi Rosenberg) turbulent relationship with his Muslim girlfriend, Khadija (Selma Kouchy). To further complicate matters, a non-Jewish family friend named Antoine (Hippolyte Girardot) shows up at the funeral and strikes up a conversation with Nina, whom he used to baby-sit when they were both younger. As he grows more fond of the young woman and becomes intent on making her his wife, he learns of her intentions to have a Jewish family and tries to find a solution that would make the young woman reconsider him as a suitor.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/2009
UPC: 0718122380190
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Menemsha Films
Time: 1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hippolyte Girardot Antoine
Ludmila Mikael Isabel
Michel Jonasz Simon Rashevski
Daniel Mesguich David Rashevski
Nathan Cogan Dolfo
Jonathan Zaccaï Actor
Tania Gabarski Actor
Rudi Rosenberg Actor
Selma Kouchy Actor
Moscu Alcalay Actor

Technical Credits
Sam Garbarski Director
Alain Berliner Associate Producer
Sebastien Delloye Associate Producer
Diana Elbaum Producer
Nathanielle Esther Casting
Denis Freyd Co-producer
Michael Galasso Score Composer,Screenwriter
Thomas Gauder Sound/Sound Designer
Pascal Jasmes Sound/Sound Designer
Filippa Russo Costumes/Costume Designer
Veronique Sacrez Art Director
Virginie Saint-Martin Cinematographer
Jani Thiltges Co-producer
Ludo Troch Editor
Arlette Zylberberg Associate Producer

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