As the title would suggest, La Mort du Cygne (The Death of the Swan) is set in the high art world of ballet. In fact, it is the first full length motion picture set in this world. It is ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mademoiselle Beaupré (as Yvette Chauviré première danseuse de l'Opéra)
Mia Slavenska ...
Nathalie Karine (as Mia Slavenska danseuse étoile du Théâtre National de Yougoslavie)
Janine Charrat ...
Rose Souris
France Ellys ...
Madame Souris (as France-Ellys)
Jean Périer ...
Le directeur
Mady Berry ...
Célestine
Suzanne Guémard ...
L'inspectrice
Mauricette Cebron ...
Le maîtresse de danse (Professeur à l'Opéra)
Claire Gérard ...
Madame Bijou
Jacqueline Quéffelec ...
Coco Battut (as Jacqueline Queffelec)
Micheline Boudet ...
Clara Bijou
Florence Luchaire ...
Flo-Flo
Claude Naudès ...
La Mouche (as Claude Naud)
Marguerite Bailly ...
Madame Battut
O. Boboli ...
Madame Laroche
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As the title would suggest, La Mort du Cygne (The Death of the Swan) is set in the high art world of ballet. In fact, it is the first full length motion picture set in this world. It is about a young dance student, Rose Souris, who nourishes an impassioned admiration for a star of the ballet, Miss Beaupre, and consequently will do anything to help her further herself. Called "Ballerina" internationally, La Mort du Cygne was remade by MGM as The Unfinished Dance (1947). Written by ivanovsky

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13 November 2003 | by (san francisco, USA) – See all my reviews

a delicate film starring the massive paris opera and its populace with a screen full of ballerinas, pathos and slavenska. i learned about as much about the paris ballet as i did from tavernier's "tout près des étoiles" (2001), but loved it even more.

an archival print from warner bros. showed at the san francisco international film festival in 2000, so there's a subtitled print out there. find it. show it.


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