Moviedrome Mondays: Naked Tango (1990) and Apartment Zero (1988)

This week’s Moviedrome Monday entry consists of two films set in Buenos Airs.

Naked Tango (1990)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to late director/writer Leonard Schrader’s (brother of the legendary Paul) 1990 erotic drama Naked Tango. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was August 28, 1994 (read here). I actually have not seen this film, so I unfortunately can’t comment on it. It does look interesting though πŸ™‚

Here is a youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s intro to Naked Tango

Here is a youtube video link to what may be either the film’s original theatrical trailer or a TV spot

Apartment Zero (1988)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to director Martin Donovan’s 1988 political thriller Apartment Zero. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was August 29, 1994 (read here). As eloquent as his intro is, I have to respectfully disagree with Cox on Apartment Zero. Concerning it’s content, I was fascinated by it’s blending of it’s cinematic themes (our lead character owns a revival house) with that of it’s political drama (his opposite may be an assassin). I was even more intrigued by the central relationship between these two characters – a Brit (Colin Firth) and an American (Hart Bochner) in Buenos Aires.

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Apartment Zero

Here is a youtube video link to what may be the film’s original theatrical trailer

9 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: Naked Tango (1990) and Apartment Zero (1988)

  1. I too enjoyed Apartment Zero. I thought it was a little too ambitious for its own good, but it’s a courageous film. There were elements of it that seemed convoluted and some of it just went over my head; I usually enjoy black humor but I don’t think it worked as well here, although it’s been ages since I saw it. I should revisit it.

  2. The first one is available on VHS, but I have since upgraded to Blu-Ray, so I can’t really do anything about that πŸ™‚ Apartment Zero is available on DVD, though it has been a while since it has been reissued πŸ™‚ Anyway, thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

  3. I hear ya about Apartment Zero πŸ™‚ As for me, it is the central relationship between the two lead actors that really elevate it, though it’s other ideas perfectly stand on their own πŸ™‚ Anyway, thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

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