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Originally released: Australia, 1992.
Censorship rating: PG.
Some copies distributed by Marcom Projects.
Producer: Tristram Miall ; director, Baz Luhrmann ; screenplay, Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce from a screenply by Baz Luhrmann and Andrew Bovell ; photography, Steve Mason ; music, David Hirshfelder ; editor, Jill Bilcock ; choreography, Paul Mercurio, John O'Connell.
Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomas, Gia Carides, Peter Whitford, Barry Otto.
A light-hearted look at the politics and intrigue of competition ballroom dancing. Luhrmann's energetic high-camp tribute to American dance movies of the 1940s concerns a young, competitive ballroom dancer who outrages his mother and the ballroom dancing establishment by insisting on dancing his own provocative steps. After his regular dance partner refuses to dance with him he is forced to take on an inexperienced partner. Under his tutelage she develops into a professional dancer, while his own dancing is also enriched by his contact with her Spanish relatives who teach him how to dance flamenco.