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

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Ralph Fiennes

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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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Biography | Drama

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

Release Date:

26 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rudolf Nureyev Project See more »

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France See more »

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Straightwashing
25 February 2019 | by predragazdejkovicSee all my reviews

I had the opportunity to see the film in Belgrade at FEST - International Film Festival. First, it's interesting that Serbian Film Institute gave 5 million euros for the film, but isn't listed as production country! Second, the film is to long and boring till the end, but also the ending isn't exiting. Rudolf Nureyev was an interesting person but this film made him boring and uninteresting. I could not understand why the director decided to minimize his queerness, especially that his sexual identity was one of the reasons why he wanted to leave Soviet Union. Rudolf had huge sexual appetite and in this film he is asexual! In the end the director decided not to include the information that Rudolf Nureyev died of complications of AIDS and I find it disrespectful.


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