Nijinsky (1980)





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The deeper, broader issues behind the rise and fall of one of the world's greatest ballet dancers and choreographers, Vaslav Nijinksy (1888-1950), is not at the fulcrum of this two-hour British biographical drama. Director Herbert Ross and screenwriter Hugh Wheeler base the film on Nijinsky's diaries and his wife's book Nijinsky but what they portray are the years between 1912-1913 and Nijinsky's affair with Sergei Diaghliev, his mentor and the impresario and founder of Ballets Russes. With the … More

Rating: R
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Hugh Wheeler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 16, 1994
Paramount Pictures


as Vaslav Nijinsky

as Sergei Diaghilev

as Romola de Pulsky

as Baron de Gunzburg

as Tamara Karsavina

as Vassili

as Igor Stravinsky

as Leon Bakst

as Sergei Grigoriev

as Mikhail Fokine

as Gabriel Astruc

as Maestro Cecchetti

as Emilia Marcus

as Adolph Bolm

as Lady Ripon

as Argentinian Ambassad...

as Young Man on Beach

as Maria Piltz

as Lydia Nelidova

as Ludmilla Schollar

as Maria Stepanova

as Marie Rambert

as Baron Adolphe De Mey...

as Signora Cerchetti

as Gavrilov
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Seattle Times
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Time Out
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New York Times
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Full Review… | July 9, 2002
Houston Chronicle
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... this unorthodox documentary works for those who have a sensitivity to the artist and to his struggles against such a cold and indifferent world.

Full Review… | July 22, 2003
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