In an effort to rekindle the spark in their troubled marriage, 40-somethings Laura and Bruno head to a three day couples’ retreat run by relationship and sexual healing guru Bjorg Rasmussen. Upon arrival, the path to their reconnection is met with hilarious and increasingly absurd farce.
Spoken entirely in an improvised, gibberish-esque language with subtitles created by contributing writers globally after release, Nude Tuesday is an utterly singular excursion into miscommunication, full frontal nudity and self-discovery.
The marriage of Laura and Bruno is on the rocks. They bicker constantly, their stress levels are sky high, and Laura’s gritted teeth determination to deliver the perfect client pitch leads to an arm laceration and immediate dismissal.
At their joyless wedding anniversary, Bruno's mother, at the behest of their own daughters, gives Laura and Bruno a gift certificate to a New Age couples camp. Laura, in particular, couldn't think of anything worse, but with nothing to stay home for but misery, off they head.
Ẅønđeulä (pronounced Vue-de-la) is run by conspicuously charismatic relationship and sexual healing guru Bjorg Rasmussen. During camp orientation, Bruno and Laura sense that many of their fellow campers visit every year, and the boundless, eager sensuality of the group glaringly highlights just how much the uptight pair will be fish out of water.
At Ẅønđeulä, you and your significant other or others, sleep in bucolic A-frame huts by night, and by day are guided through intimacy seminars, healing workshops, and screaming & laughing therapy by Bjorg and his loyal acolytes. Bjorg’s goal for this camp is to nurture in his captive audience enough self-expression to spend the final day of the retreat, ‘Nude Tuesday’, trekking naked high on a mountain, before immersing their bare bodies in an ice cold lake.
For Bruno and Laura, this is at first all too much, but as Laura becomes drawn in by Bjorg’s liberating philosophy and assertive gaze, and as Bruno increasingly clashes with his nemesis Rufus, both stumble down their own paths of self discovery to achieve personal transformation, and to refind the loving core of their relationship.
Spoken entirely in an improvised, gibberish-esque language, with subtitles created by contributing writers globally after release, Nude Tuesday is an utterly singular excursion into miscommunication, full frontal nudity and self-discovery.