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Nijinsky (1980)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writers:

Hugh Wheeler (screenplay), Romola Nijinsky (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bates ... Sergei Diaghilev
George De La Pena ... Vaslav Nijinsky
Leslie Browne ... Romola de Pulsky
Alan Badel ... Baron de Gunzburg
Carla Fracci Carla Fracci ... Tamara Karsavina
Colin Blakely ... Vassili
Ronald Pickup ... Igor Stravinsky
Ronald Lacey ... Leon Bakst
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Sergei Grigoriev
Jeremy Irons ... Mikhail Fokine
Frederick Jaeger ... Gabriel Astruc
Anton Dolin Anton Dolin ... Maestro Cecchetti
Janet Suzman ... Emilia Marcus
Stephan Chase ... Adolph Bolm
Hetty Baynes Hetty Baynes ... Magda
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Storyline

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 ballet dancer and aspiring choreographer of the Ballets Russes. The company is managed by the famous Sergei Diaghilev, 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 Eric Wees <eric_wees@pch.gc.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nijinsky, a sua História See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hera Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Second of three collaborations of Leslie Browne and Director Herbert Ross. The others being Dancers (1987) and The Turning Point (1977). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fade to Black (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

PETROUSKA
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Composed by Igor Stravinsky
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sketch
5 June 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a love story. not with profound roots. not very inspired. useful for colors of a form of homage. only as decoration for a story who remains charming only for its potential. a great potential of a dark subject. so, it is difficult to define it more than a film with George de la Pena and Alan Bates, a gay story and about a victim of his too great ambition. a film like an old jewel. or like drawing flower. interesting desire, seductive project and cages of common tools. and flavor of a world not always realistic. a movie about Nijinsky. not bad, not attractive. only isle of a form to conquer public. and remember of a ballet hero. is it enough ? maybe not.


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