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Watch: NSFW Trailer For Frederick Wiseman's Latest Documentary 'Crazy Horse'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 23, 2011 at 3:51AM

No one takes their cabaret shows more seriously than the French -- taking off your clothes is pretty much an artform in the nation -- but documentaries about the subject seem to be few and far between. Enter master documentarian Frederick Wiseman whose unobstrusive, fly-on-the-wall approach now seems to be singular in a genre where some filmmakers have become the celebrities in their own non-fiction films. Continuing his tireless work ethic, the filmmaker is back with "Crazy Horse" and the first French trailer for the film has arrived.
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No one takes their cabaret shows more seriously than the French -- taking off your clothes is pretty much an artform in the nation -- but documentaries about the subject seem to be few and far between. Enter master documentarian Frederick Wiseman whose unobstrusive, fly-on-the-wall approach now seems to be singular in a genre where some filmmakers have become the celebrities in their own non-fiction films. Continuing his tireless work ethic, the filmmaker is back with "Crazy Horse" and the first French trailer for the film has arrived.

Returning to Paris once again after 2009's "La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet," Wiseman profiles the very different kind of dancers at the titular Crazy Horse the famed nude revue that is as much a tourist destination as the Eiffel Tower and Louvre. The film chronicles the development and staging of the show "Désirs" put together by famed choreographer Philippe Decouflé, and in case you were wondering, that NSFW tag is there for a reason. There will be breasts.

"Crazy Horse" will gallop around the fall festival circuit making stops in Venice, Toronto, New York, London and more. The film will open at New York's Film Forum on January 18th. Check out the trailer below. [Allocine]

Documentary master Frederick Wiseman (La Danse, Boxing Gym) spent ten weeks exploring the legendary Parisian cabaret club Crazy Horse, which boasts the greatest and most chic nude dancing in the world. Founded in 1951, the club has become a Parisian nightlife "must" for any visitor, 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. The film follows the rehearsals, backstage preparations and performances for a new show, Désirs.


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