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The White Crow - Life of Rudolf Nureyev


Biography, drama, 127 min, 2019
In russian, english, french language

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Director: Ralph Fiennes

Screenplay: David Hare
Cast: Oleg Ivenko (Nureyev), Adèle Exarchopoulos (Clara Saint), Sergei Polunin (Yuri Soloviev), Ralph Fiennes (Pushkin)

The incredible true story of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev is brought vividly to life by Academy Award®-nominee Ralph Fiennes and BAFTA winning screenwriter David Hare. From Nureyev’s povertystricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his nail-biting escape from the KGB and defection to the West. The White Crow is a gripping, revelatory look at a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.
Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. Nureyev is played by world-class ballet performer Oleg Ivenko.
With his magnetic presence, Rudolf Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.
With a drum-tight script by David Hare, 'White Crow' offers a thrilling insight into Nureyev's dangerous defection, masterminded by the dancer’s great friend, 21 year-old Parisian Clara Saint. With an astonishing finale at Le Bourget airport in Paris, Nureyev leaps to freedom, and in so doing defines his destiny.

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