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Degas and the Dancer (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Music | TV Movie 14 February 1999
Searching for inspiration, impressionist Edgar Degas hires a struggling young ballerina to pose for him. However, their critical attitudes and equally stubborn opinions push both towards greater heights. Based on actual events.

Director:

David Devine

Writer:

Heather Conkie
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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Jay Ryan ... Edgar Degas
Alison Pill ... Marie von Goetham
Kathryn Long ... Pauline von Goetham
Robin Duke ... Zoe
Stephen Fretwell Stephen Fretwell ... Ludovic Halevy (as Steve Fretwell)
Arlene Mazerolle ... Sylvie von Goetham
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allen Altman ... Manet
Carole B. Thomas ... Singer (as Carole Bureau)
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Storyline

Searching for inspiration, impressionist Edgar Degas hires a struggling young ballerina to pose for him. However, their critical attitudes and equally stubborn opinions push both towards greater heights. Based on actual events.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Devine Entertainment See more »
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Color:

Color
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Excellent movie about growing up and facing self-doubt.
21 February 1999 | by jb-60See all my reviews

This is a strong short film, showing the relationship between a very young ballet dancer and the great Impressionist artist Edgar Degas. How the young Marie learns through the artist, Degas, about life and dealing with her own self-doubt about her abilities at dance, and how Degas in turn learns about his own weaknesses and strengths from the young girl, with some excellent acting all around by both. Also, some great insights into the subtleties of an artist's thoughts about what makes for great Art, and the commitment and sacrifice involved, and how that commitment is similar to the young girl's discipline and commitment to use her talent at ballet dancing. No matter what other people think. Very well done.


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