Naked Tango

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Naked Tango
Directed by Leonard Schrader
Produced by David Weisman
Written by Leonard Schrader
Starring Vincent D’Onofrio
Mathilda May
Esai Morales
Fernando Rey
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Juan Ruiz Anchía
Edited by Debra McDermott
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release dates
August 23, 1991

Naked Tango is a 1991 film written and directed by Leonard Schrader. It starred Vincent D'Onofrio, Mathilda May, Esai Morales and Fernando Rey.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Returning by ship to Buenos Aires, a young woman escapes her elderly husband by swapping places with a woman committing suicide. She believes her new life will be that of an arranged marriage but finds it is in fact a ruse to cause her to work in a brothel. The film plays on the association of tango with brothels and clearly alludes to the practices of the Zwi Migdal white-slavery and prostitution ring that was active in Buenos Aires early in the twentieth century and was dissolved thanks to Raquel Liberman.[2]


  1. ^ Naked Tango in IMDB
  2. ^ Nora Glickman, The Jewish White Slave Trade and the Untold Story of Raquel Liberman, Routledge 1999

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