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The White Crow (2018)

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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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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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UK | France

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Russian | English | French

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (UK) See more »

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The White Crow 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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Hayden Christensen, who trained extensively in ballet as a child, was first choice to star; however a persistent ankle injury prevented him from being able to perform to the standards demanded by Ralph Fiennes. 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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Well Crafted Story By David Hare
5 May 2019 | by mbellissSee all my reviews

The film centers on the five weeks Nureyev spent in Paris with flashbacks to his childhood. The focus is on his passion for dance - his purpose. The drama is what he had to sacrifice to dance and his self-centerdness to be able to do so. While it is a bit long the dance scenes make up for it as does the acting. Some critics claim it whitewashed Nureyev's personal life but this was not a movie about that. In some ways, it is the perfect bookend to the juggernaut of the Avengers. Why do we seek superheroes in fictional life when there are so many in real life? Nureyev's superpower? He could dance!


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