Naked Tango

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Naked Tango
Naked Tango.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Leonard Schrader
Produced by David Weisman
Written by Leonard Schrader
Starring
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Juan Ruiz Anchía
Edited by Debra McDermott
Production
company
Gotan
Grupo Baires
Jade M
Praesens-Film
Sugarloaf Films Inc.
Towa
Distributed by New Line Cinema (1991, USA)
Toho-Towa Distribution (1991, Japan)
Release date
August 23, 1991
Running time
90 minutes
Country Argentina
Switzerland
Japan
United States
Language English
Spanish

Naked Tango is a 1991 American-Argentine drama film written and directed by Leonard Schrader and starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Mathilda May, Esai Morales and Fernando Rey.[1] The choreography was created by Carlos Rivarola.

Synopsis[edit]

Returning by ship to Buenos Aires in the 1920s, 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]

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

The film was nominated for the Critics' Prize at the 1991 Deauville Film Festival.

References[edit]

  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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