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Dancer (2016)

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Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.

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Steven Cantor
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jade Hale-Christofi Jade Hale-Christofi ... Himself
David LaChapelle ... Himself
Sergei Polunin ... Himself
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Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.

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Plot Keywords:

dance | ballet | art | ukraine | childhood | See All (20) »

Taglines:

Icon. Genius. Rebel.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

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UK | Russia | Ukraine | USA

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English | Russian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Baleto sokejas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,000, 11 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,014, 16 September 2016
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Sergei did not want to watch the documentary because he doesn't like watching himself dance and was tricked into seeing it by his good friend who filmed him in "take me to church". He found that it had good rhythm and nice music, although he was grasping his friend's knee throughout the projection. See more »

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Written by Richard Fearless (as Richard Maguire) and Steve Hellier (as Steven Hellier)
Performed by Death In Vegas
Used by permission of Universal Music Publishing Group & Steven Hellier
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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Amazing
19 September 2016 | by LivSee all my reviews

Dancer is not just a film about dance or a dancer, it's a human story, powerful, touching: it opens a window on Sergei Polunin's life, on the choices and the difficulties of a boy whose genius is a blessing and a curse in the same time. Scene after scene we feel like it was our, the dedication, the sacrifice, the pressure to achieve success and then, the disillusionment, the rebellion against a fate planned for him since childhood and against the system. Dancer doesn't give you answers to existential questions but leaves you with at least two certainties: Sergei Polunin it's a true, amazing artist and...if he is a "bad boy", you are the Queen Elizabeth!


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