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Naked Tango (1990)

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

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Passenger
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Mama
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Flora
Marcos Woinsky ...
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Rubén Szuchmacher ...
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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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Crime | Drama | Romance

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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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Gymno tango  »

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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 »

Quotes

Cholo: The REAL you belongs to me.
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Features The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) See more »

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the dark side of the tango
7 July 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

To me, Naked Tango is the dance portrayed as a film. The intensity, brutality, cold and yet seductive passion between the `dancers' and the camera left me drawn to the pain and pleasure. I saw the blood as the rose, the actors as the dancers and the viewers as spectators (where we are part of the film). Defiantly a film that gets tattooed on the brain!


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