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Pina

In early 2009, filmmaker Wim Wenders began working with choreographer Pina Bausch to document her work. Two days before the 3D cameras were supposed to role, Pina unexpectedly died. So Wim Wenders made a different kind of movie --one that pays tribute to the the great German artist. Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 23 Dec 2011
Video Release: 21 Jan 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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Pina reinvents modern dance the way Cirque du Soleil reinvents the circus (we have reviewed their show Dralion). Dance is used as an educational tool, as shown in the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom.

Home Video Extra Features

Pina is releasing to home video (2-Disc Set: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray) on January 22, 2013.Extras include:

- Audio commentary featuring Wenders

- The Making of “Pina” (available in 3D)

- Deleted scenes with commentary by Wenders (available in 3D)

- Behind-the-scenes footage

- Interview with Wenders

- Trailer

- A booklet featuring a piece by novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt; reprinted pieces by Wenders and choreographer Pina Bausch; information on the dances featured in the film; and portraits of the dancers.

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