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Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (2001)

The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (original title)
Dramatization of Russian ballet star Vaclav Nijinsky's diaries which detail his madness as well as his homosexual relationship with Ballet Russe impresario Sergei Diaghilev and his marriage to his Hungarian wife.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Nijinsky (voice) (as Sir Derek Jacobi)
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Oscar
Hans Sonneveld ...
Doctor
Oliver Streeton ...
Psychiatrist
Jillian Smith ...
Emilia
Kevin Lucas ...
David Gallasch ...
Critic
Aanya Whitehead ...
Maid
Gabriella Joy Smart ...
Piano Player
Lisa Heaven ...
Prostitute
Patricia Cellier ...
Prostitute
Kyra Cox ...
Anandine Merino ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vicki Attard ...
Le Spectre de la Rose - Dancer
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Dramatization of Russian ballet star Vaclav Nijinsky's diaries which detail his madness as well as his homosexual relationship with Ballet Russe impresario Sergei Diaghilev and his marriage to his Hungarian wife.

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25 April 2002 (Australia)  »

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Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky  »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,393 (USA) (2 June 2002)

Gross:

$55,068 (USA) (27 October 2002)
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Referenced in Interview with Paul Grabowsky (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Sonata No 5 (Spring)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Performed by Takako Nishizaki (as Nishizahi)/Jenõ Jandó (as Jandó)
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Watched for the dance got a lunatic instead
15 October 2002 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

As we listened to Minnesota Public Radio classical music station they mentioned that the University Film board was showing a movie on the life of the famous ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. So my wife and I went intending to learn more about the music and dance of the early 20th century.

What we got, was endless drivelings of a madman, and I'm not talking about Nijinsky. If this is an art film, where's the art? We learn nothing about Nijinsky's life or impact on the dance or music scene in the early 20th century. We find out more about his sexual life than I needed to know, and nothing about his artistic life or contributions or professional collaborations.

The endless repetition of a crane flying overhead, and of foamy mountain streams is way overdone and in the end is a frustrating waste of film and time.


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