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Exposed (1983)

R | | Drama, Music | 22 April 1983 (USA)
Wisconsin farm girl Elizabeth Carlson leaves family and her English teacher lover behind and escapes to New York. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During a ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Elizabeth Carlson
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Daniel Jelline
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Rivas
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Margaret
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Curt
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Vic
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Marcel
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Nick
Marion Varella ...
Bridget Gormann
Murray Moston ...
Hotel Manager
Stephanie Farrow ...
Waitress
Carmen ...
Lois Straub
Daisy Carrington ...
Daisy Carlson
Carl Lee ...
Duke
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Wisconsin farm girl Elizabeth Carlson leaves family and her English teacher lover behind and escapes to New York. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During a vernissage she's approached by a mysterious man whose motives are unclear... Written by Michel Hafner <mhafner@imdb.com>

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22 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Al descobert  »

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Opening Weekend:

$194,685 (USA) (24 April 1983)

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$1,818,910 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director James Toback played Leo Boscovitch, a professor of literature, in this movie. Seven years later he would play another professor in Woody Allen's Alice (1990). Moreover, Toback also portrays a professor, Professor Hassan Al-Ibrahim Ben Rabinowitz, in his later film When Will I Be Loved (2004). See more »

Goofs

Elizabeth's purse changes positions when she's asking informations on the mosque. When she's outside the purse is on her left side, but when she's inside the purse goes to the right and later returns to the left again when she's about to leave the place. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: I've made my decision a long time ago. And now you make yours.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Independence Day (1983) (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Shoop Shoop Song
Written by Rudy Clark
Performed by Betty Everett
Courtesy of Vee-Jay International Records
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Nastassja Kinski seduces the camera without ego. She's the film.

Exposed showcases Nastassja Kinski's enigmatic beauty. She is beauty without ego. A rare trait in this day and age of vanity ridden films. Her presence is most rewarding in a rather awkward film. James Toback directed the film to showcase Kinski and expected her to become a superstar after it's release. This did not happen.

Kinski is a phenomenon on screen and is a perfect example of star presence. She did it in Polanksi's handsome Tess, Wender's, Paris Texas, and Coppola's One From The Heart. However, it is Toback's Exposed that captures her primitive nature at its core. Her exotic beauty combined with an esoteric knowledge hidden behind those dark eyes is intimidating and hypnotic. It was if Director Toback said to Kinski: " Just be yourself." It is unique to witness how this actress can be captured so unattractive then in the right light become the most radiant unusual striking figure of defined beauty. This is what the famous directors who seduced her saw in her.

There is something very sexy about the film as Kinski gets transformed from farm girl to high fashion model. Beauty and the beast unfold as idealism and terrorism seduce young sexy women to act out their rebel idealistic cause in a Capitalistic world. It is understandable why two Romantic Men would pursue such a cover girl as Kinski. She is exquisite at times and striking to the senses. She plays a free spirit very well, a Goddess to the nymph.

The film has some cool 60's rock interwoven in the story, :"Locomotion" and "La Bamba" play as Kinski discovers her new world. The Shoop Shoop Song by Betty Everett has Kinski dancing alone to the spirits of desire.

Rudolph Nureyev has a perverse sexiness that somehow balances Kinski's exotic nature. He plays her like a violin to foul a terrorist who killed his father. There is a scene where they look like vampires as pretense surrounds Published photos in a gallery showcasing Kinski. Shame on Toback for not drawing us nearer or shame on the photographer for allowing pettiness not to allow the camera to explore the photos. It was a pivotal moment in the film to prove to the audience why this actress was the "one."

Toback keeps the viewer away at times from the action. It was as if he could only do one take.

Exposed is alluring like it's star. Don't even pay attention to the world that surrounds Kinski. Just watch her. She has been Exposed.


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