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Crazy Horse (2012)

Crazy Horse (2012)

Crazy Horse



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Inside Paris's Crazy Horse cabaret - the most famous nude dance show in the world. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman explores one of the most mythic and colorful places dedicated to women, the Crazy Horse - a legendary Parisian cabaret club, founded in 1951 by Alain Bernardin. Over the years it has become the Parisian nightlife 'must' for visitors, ranking alongside the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Wiseman's impeccable eye finds the Crazy Horse a uniquely French showcase, with an emphasis on elegance, perfectionism and a grueling schedule (2 shows a night and 3 on Saturdays, 7 days a week). The film shows us the rehearsals for and the unveiling of the brand new show - Désir - created by the renowned French choreographer Phillippe Decoufle. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 28, 2014
Box Office: $0.2M
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Philippe Decouflé
as Philippe Decouflé
Ali Mahdavi
as Ali Mahdavi

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All Critics (47) | Top Critics (25)

Crazy Horse could be condensed to its advantage.

Full Review… | June 19, 2013
The New Republic
Top Critic

The idea is to be erotic, seductive, but often, through Wiseman's unforgiving lens, the effect is more anatomical, aloof, amusing.

Full Review… | March 30, 2012
Philadelphia Inquirer
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If there's one thing that's both surprising and predictable about "Crazy Horse" it's how thoroughly unsexy the film is.

Full Review… | March 23, 2012
Detroit News
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Wiseman is a still-prolific luminary of what has been dubbed "direct cinema," a documentary style in which the director intrudes as little as possible and conducts no on-camera interviews.

Full Review… | March 16, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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If nothing else, you'll surely relish the extravagant rhetoric used by Ali Mahdavi, the club's artistic director, to describe what is basically a tasteful nudie revue.

Full Review… | March 8, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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The most interesting dynamic exists between director Philippe Decoufle and artistic director Ali Mahdavi.

Full Review… | March 8, 2012
Arizona Republic
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