An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to...
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An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to become a dancer for the Kirov Academy of Ballet again, but he wishes to escape, but can he trust the American?Written by
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Actress Helen Mirren played her Russian part with great authenticity, which is not surprising as she is half-Russian. She was born Helen (or Yelena) Mironoff, and her father was an emigrant to England from Smolensk, Russia. See more »
When they are beginning their escape, Daria replaces the argument tape with the apology tape. When the tape reaches the end and flips back, playing the apology again, you see a shadow cross the player as a person hits stop and reverse on the player. See more »
Modern man is so confused, Raymond. Finally, it's much better to work in the theater... than in a mine.
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The UK cinema release was cut by 16s to remove two uses of 'fuck' to earn a PG rating. Subsequent video versions restore the strong language and raise the certificate to 15. See more »
Dance choreographed by Twyla Tharpe -- need I say more?
I saw it when it first came out in 85 or so. Now that I am older, wiser, and have seen so much ballet and modern dance (Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, Bill T. Jones, DTH, New York Ballet, Miami Ballet, etc.) not to mention having seen Baryshnikov here in DC for the first performance of his "White Oak Dance Project," I can honestly say that this is one of the best films incorporating dance with a taut plotline. Isabella Rosellini's first ever appearance on film, too -- it's just so good now, I can't believe I had forgotten it. Guess that's what age and perspective does for you.
Highly recommend for anyone, even if you aren't interested in dance.
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