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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cholo
... Alba / Stephanie
... Judge Torres
Tony Payne ... Waiter
Henry Holmes ... Passenger
Anthony Pratt ... Ship's Captain
Dodi Scheuer ... Immigration Officer
... Zico Borenstein
... Mama
... 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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Storyline

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 »

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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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Unforgettable Film
27 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I can see why many people dislike this film. Some of the scenes in it are more suggestions of reality than reality itself. I personally liked it. The settings were superb. The dancing wonderful. Cholo, melting the girl's heart just by fancy footwork is amazing.

Argentinian Tango musicians will tell you that they have witnessed many couples copulating while they dance the tango, hence the blindfolded trio makes this suggestion. (Since writing that I have been informed that tango musicians WERE sometimes blindfolded in real life.)

The costumes and especially the lighting are terrific.

The relationship between the two central characters is complex: less talk more S & M.


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