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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.

Director:

Paul Cox

Writers:

Vaslav Nijinsky (diaries), Paul Cox
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Credited cast:
Derek Jacobi ... Nijinsky (voice) (as Sir Derek Jacobi)
Delia Silvan ... Romola
Chris Haywood ... Oscar
Hans Sonneveld Hans Sonneveld ... Doctor
Oliver Streeton Oliver Streeton ... Psychiatrist
Jillian Smith Jillian Smith ... Emilia
Kevin Lucas Kevin Lucas ... Diaghilev
David Gallasch David Gallasch ... Critic
Aanya Whitehead Aanya Whitehead ... Maid
Gabriella Joy Smart Gabriella Joy Smart ... Piano Player
Lisa Heaven Lisa Heaven ... Prostitute
Patricia Cellier Patricia Cellier ... Prostitute
Kyra Cox Kyra Cox ... Little Kyra
Anandine Merino Anandine Merino ... Little Kyra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vicki Attard 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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Trivia

This filmed production is not a documentary nor a traditional feature film. The filmmakers stated that the film is best described as a cinematic poem. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Innocence: Interview with Paul Grabowsky (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Schéhérazade
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (as Philharmonic Orchestra), London
Conducted by Enrique Bátiz
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User Reviews

Narration of the life of miserable Polish dancer Vaslav Nijinsky from his collected letters
27 April 2002 | by hakkikurtulusSee all my reviews

With a brilliant image perception, Cox narrates the biography of a miserable Polish dancer from his letters. The cinematographic expression is similar with Greenaway and Tarkovsky. A magnificent example of film as an art.


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Official Sites:

Art Films | Hanway Films

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,393, 2 June 2002

Gross USA:

$55,968

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,364
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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