Set in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic experimentalism, and based on biographical fact, this is the story of Vaslav Nijinsky, the young and brilliant but headstrong premier danseur and aspiring choreographer of the Ballets Russes. The company is managed by the famous Sergei Diaghilev, himself a controlling and fiercely possessive impresario. The increasing tension between these powerful egos, exacerbated by homosexual desire and jealousy, becomes triangular when the young ballerina Romola de Pulsky determinedly attempts to draw the increasingly mentally unstable Nijinsky away from Diaghilev, Written by
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Genius. Madman. Animal. God. Nijinsky.
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24 September 1980 (France)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
, who had appeared in Herbert Ross
' previous ballet movie The Turning Point
(1977) turned down the lead role of Vaslav Nijinsky. Instead, Baryshnikov returned to the American Ballet Theatre and took up a promotion in the senior position of Artistic Director. See more
Referenced in Fade to Black
Composed by Claude Debussy See more