Rashevski's Tango
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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In the end, though, Mr. Garbarski makes no judgments, which leaves this film feeling sweet but light."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"[The Rashevski's Tango] is seriously made and sincere enough to assemble a gallery of affecting characters who grow increasingly at ease with themselves."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"With gentle humor and loving sentiment, the film deals with the question, "Who is a Jew?""
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"The Rashevski Tango begins and ends with a burial, but the movie teems with cranky life."
‑ Ella Taylor, Village Voice
"A compelling, heartfelt and well-acted ensemble drama brimming with intrigue, humor and poignancy."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"The spiritual, historical and practical complications of being Jewish get a funny and touching workout."
‑ Lisa Nesselson, Variety
"We feel as though we've spent an hour and a half with the wrong people."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
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