The tango is a dramatic, passionate form of couples-dancing and the tango is also the music which goes along with it. These two originated in Argentina, and the tango has long served as a focal point for the national identity of Argentines. This documentary explores the history of the dance and its music and shows its contemporary influence. One highlight is the way in which amateur dancers are shown making the forms and moods of the dance their own. Shown at the Montreal World Film Festival in 1988, this documentary was very well received by those attending.