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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 City. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During ... See full summary »

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James Toback

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James Toback
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nastassja Kinski ... Elizabeth Carlson
Rudolf Nureyev ... Daniel Jelline
Harvey Keitel ... Rivas
Ian McShane ... Greg Miller
Bibi Andersson ... Margaret
Ron Randell ... Curt
Pierre Clémenti ... Vic
Dov Gottesfeld Dov Gottesfeld ... Marcel
James Russo ... Nick
Marion Varella Marion Varella ... Bridget Gormann
Murray Moston Murray Moston ... Hotel Manager
Stephanie Farrow Stephanie Farrow ... Waitress
Carmen Carmen ... Lois Straub
Daisy Carrington Daisy Carrington ... Daisy Carlson
Carl Lee Carl Lee ... Duke
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Storyline

Wisconsin farm girl Elizabeth Carlson leaves family and her English teacher lover behind, and escapes to New York City. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During a private viewing of paintings, she's approached by a mysterious man whose motives are unclear. Written by Michel Hafner <mhafner@imdb.com>

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Drama | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

22 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al descobert See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$194,685, 24 April 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,818,910
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Production Co:

United Artists See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Rudolf Nureyev's final film before his death on January 6, 1993, at the age of fifty-four. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, Kinski quickly gets out of a taxi and tries to run around in front of it. She slips and goes sprawling in the road in front of the taxi. Then the girl following her in another car gets out of that car which starts to roll forwards. She has to get back in and put on the handbrake. See more »

Quotes

Rivas: Vic?
Vic: I would like to be in charge.
Rivas: Of what?
Vic: Planting all the bombs.
Rivas: When you ever done that?
Vic: Never. That's why I want to do it now.
Rivas: No. And don't wear those clothes tomorrow.
Vic: Ok. I'll wear my suit and a tie.
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Referenced in The Big Box: The Thirsty Dead (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Felicita
Written by Cristiano Minellono, Gino De Stefani and Dario Farina
Performed by Al Bano and Romina Power
Courtesy of Baby Records
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Nastassja Kinski seduces the camera without ego. She's the film.
15 August 2004 | by victor7754See all my reviews

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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