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'Assassination Tango' an Exercise in Nuance

In the new film Assassination Tango, actor Robert Duvall steps behind the camera as writer and director. Duvall also steps onto the dance floor; he plays an assassin living in Argentina who wants to learn how to tango. NPR's Bob Mondello reports.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.