It's OK. It doesn't ring my chimes very much, though.
It could be that if I heard the same music set with different visuals I'd have a different impression. I found the combination of tango sound + asian visuals to be disconcerting...my brain couldn't figure that one out.
The director "is the daughter of theater director Yukio Ninagawa, known for his experimental stagings of Shakespeare and Greek classics around the world," (movies.go.com/variety/feature?featureid=871934) so maybe she is following in her father's footsteps with this choice of soundtrack.
This particular tune has slowly insinuated itself into my head, but I have to admit I am already primed to give Shiina Ringo the benefit of the doubt though. There's a completely different, vocal and non-tango, version of it here, which I heard first, but I actually prefer the instrumental:
Not exactly on topic, but rather than start a new thread...
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nah i know the one she meansit's not that one. it doesn't actually go choo choo but you feel like itshould . It is a milonga and it gets faster and faster and faster until it reaches the bottom of the hill and slowsdown. it's like the horse racey one- but i think that isa tango. i wish people played more funtango/milonga music. way better than dancing to lame american soft rock.