A Kiwi comedy spoken entirely in an improvised, gibberish-esque language with English subtitles, Nude Tuesday is an utterly singular excursion into miscommunication, full frontal nudity and self-discovery. In an effort to rekindle the spark in their troubled marriage, 40-somethings Laura (Jackie van Beek) and Bruno (Damon Herriman) head to a three-day couples’ retreat run by relationship and sexual healing guru Bjorg Rasmussen (Jemaine Clement). Upon arrival, the path to their reconnection is met with hilarious and increasingly absurd farce.
Why You Should See This Film
Devised by the wonderful Jackie van Beek (The Breaker Upperers) alongside director Armağan Ballantyne, the inventively improvised Nude Tuesday comes to Golden Age fresh off its World Premiere at Sydney Film Festival. Jemaine Clement is reliably hilarious as smooth-as-silk sex guru Bjorg, and Damon Herriman and Jackie van Beek lend both humour and heart to the married couple at the centre of this fantastically farcical jaunt.
- Year: 2022
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Armagan Ballantyne
- Cast: Jackie van Beek, Damon Herriman, Jemaine Clement
- Duration: 100 minutes
- Language: Gibberish with English subtitles