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Naked Tango

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1990
  • Leonard Schrader
  • 88 mins
  • 18

Summary

Erotic thriller starring Vincent D'Onofrio. Stephanie, the young bride of an elderly Argentinian judge, escapes from her husband to find herself drawn into the tango underworld of 1920s Buenos Aires.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

An overheated and rather silly melodrama set in Argentina in the days when Rudolph Valentino was "tango-ing" a swooning female audience. Mathilda May is the young wife en route to South America who takes on a new identity and ends up being fought over by gangster Esai Morales and "dirty dancer" Vincent D'Onofrio. It's beautifully designed, and the much put-upon May delivers a sensual performance. Unfortunately, there are Come Dancing contestants with more charisma than D'Onofrio (so good as Bobby Goren in TV's Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and writer/director Leonard Schrader's script is dripping with pretension. The distinguished Fernando Rey is wasted in a supporting role.

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Credits

Cast

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CholoVincent D'Onofrio
Stephanie / AlbaMathilda May
Zico BorensteinEsai Morales
Judge TorresFernando Rey
MamaCipe Lincovsky
Bertoni the jewellerJosh Mostel
Gaston the hairdresserPatricio Bisso

Crew

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DirectorLeonard Schrader

Details

Released on
1991-08-16
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing, violence, sex scenes, nudity.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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