When a young European woman assumes a false identity in 1920s Argentina, she gets more than she bargained for.

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Cast

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Cholo
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Alba / Stephanie
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Judge Torres
Tony Payne ...
Waiter
Henry Holmes ...
Passenger
Anthony Pratt ...
Ship's Captain
Dodi Scheuer ...
Immigration Officer
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Zico Borenstein
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Mama
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Bertoni the Jeweler
Sergio Lerer ...
Fake Rabbi
Patricio Bisso ...
Gaston the Hairdresser
Constance McCashin ...
Flora
Marcos Woinsky ...
Big Thug
Rubén Szuchmacher ...
Small Thug
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Returning by ship to South America, a young girl escapes her elderly husband by swapping places with a girl committing suicide. She believes her new life will be that of an arranged marriage but finds it is in fact a trick to get her working in a brothel. . Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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She never dreamed she could hate a man so much. And love him even more.

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Rated R for strong sensuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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September 1991 (Japan)  »

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William Hurt was considered for the role of Cholo, but pulled out, and Esai Morales was in line for the role before being cast as Zico. See more »

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Cholo: The REAL you belongs to me.
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Features The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962) See more »

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A coupling of violence and death, agony and ecstasy, and the Tango!
21 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Naked Tango is brilliantly casted and directed. Chollo, the unlikely romantic, is both sensuous and cruel. Stephanie, after her incredible transformation into Alba, is stunningly beautiful and dangerous in her own right. The tension between the two of them will keep you watching until the bitter-sweet ending. Violence, pleasure, death, ecstasy: all surround the mysterious world of Chollo and his charismatic and seductive Tango. Set in a corrupt 1920s Argentina Chollo, Stephanie (Alba), and the unwitting match-maker Zico, discover that life is not what it seems and people are not always who they say they are. The stage design is exemplary; the costume design is perfect; the acting is incredible. This movie is a must see for those drawn to the darker side of love and lust. Naked Tango is one of the best movies of all time.


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