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The White Crow (2018)

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The story of Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West.

Director:

Ralph Fiennes

Writers:

David Hare (screenplay), Julie Kavanagh (Inspired by her book: "Rudolf Nureyev: The Life")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oleg Ivenko ... Rudolf Nureyev
Ralph Fiennes ... Pushkin
Louis Hofmann ... Teja Kremke
Adèle Exarchopoulos ... Clara Saint
Sergei Polunin ... Yuri Soloviev
Olivier Rabourdin ... Alexinsky
Raphaël Personnaz ... Pierre Lacotte
Chulpan Khamatova ... Xenia
Zach Avery ... Michael Jones
Mar Sodupe ... Helena Romero
Calypso Valois Calypso Valois ... Claire Motte
Aleksey Morozov Aleksey Morozov ... Strizhevsky
Nebojsa Dugalic ... Konstantin Sergeyev
Igor Filipovic Igor Filipovic ... Trofimkin
Yves Heck ... Jagaud-Lachaume
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The story of Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West.

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Taglines:

In 1961, A Dazzling Rudolf Nureyev Arrives in Paris and Makes a Choice That Changes His Life Forever

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for some sexuality, graphic nudity, and language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

Russian | English | French

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The White Crow See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,782, 28 April 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$824,347, 23 May 2019
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Trivia

Louis Hofman and Sergei polunin have both appeared in Red sparrow (2018) together See more »

Goofs

In a scene showing a close up of Nureyev's foot performing a tendu, the shoe he is wearing is a white split sole ballet slipper, a shoe that did not exist in the 1960s. Split sole ballet technique shoes have only been on the dance scene since the mid 1990s. See more »

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Beautiful Film
28 April 2019 | by rishiraj-23388See all my reviews

Beautiful, sensitive portrayal of the emotional development of young Rudolph Nureyev, whose defection to the West was made easier by the emotional hardship he endured as a child. Deeply moving portrayal of a young boy's discovery of a world where dance offered colour and release, and where battles were fought and won through sheer courage and determination. The White Crow is a gentler film to the frenzy of the brilliant Whiplash, but both movies have parallels, and those moments seen through the eyes of a delicate, sensitive and anguished little boy will stay with you for life. Abandoned to himself as a child, the beautiful ghost of his young self, dances in the shadows as a grown Nureyev is rescued by friends who love him, and propelled towards his future he has dreamed of.


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