Desir (2011)





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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 Philippe Decouffle. -- (C) Zipporah Films
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Critic Reviews for Desir

All Critics (3)

A worthy entry into the cinema verite genre of documentary, there is just so little story to tell that it will only draw the attention of those already interested in the subject.

Full Review… | October 18, 2011

Wiseman spares us nothing and his film looks magnificent, not just because of the dancers but because it is shot so well by him and John Davey.

September 1, 2011
London Evening Standard

Crazy Horse is languid, impressionistic and perhaps a shade overlong at 134-minutes.

Full Review… | August 31, 2011

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