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Celebrated documentary director Frederick Wiseman spent ten weeks with his camera exploring one of the most mythic places dedicated to women - The Crazy Horse. Over the years, this legendary Parisian cabaret club, founded in 1951 by Alain Bernardin, has become the Parisian nightlife 'must' for any visitors, ranking alongside the Eiffel Tower and The Louvre. Wiseman's impeccable eye allows us to enter into this intriguing international temple of the Parisian club world and to discover what makes the Crazy Horse tick - elegance, perfectionism and a grueling schedule (with two shows a night and three on Saturdays, seven days a week). The film follows the rehearsals and performances for a new show called "Désirs," staged by Philippe Decouflé, a celebrated French choreographer, as well as the backstage preparations of the dancers (make-up and costume fittings) and also the various issues involved in the planning of the show and the administration of the club. The show "Désirs" is an artistic, modern, humorous and colorful spectacle that is the pinnacle of 'nude chic.'
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 47
- Fresh: 39
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Wiseman freely, unobtrusively prowls the joint to create a movie that respects the serious work involved in simulating the sensations of pleasure.
Fresh: It is a deft revelation of shared humanity, the kind of thing no one does better than Frederick Wiseman.
Fresh: A film that firmly belies the assumption that "fly on the wall" implies an absence of cinematic effect.
Rotten: Sexploitation and art blend uneasily in "Crazy Horse,'' by the renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman.