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The Dancer (La danseuse) (2016)

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This biographical period film focuses on the life of Loie Fuller, who was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago before becoming a sensation in the world of art, dance and science in Paris around the turn of the 20th century. Soko plays Fuller and Lily-Rose Depp takes on the role of Isadora Duncan, a fellow American dancer who became Fuller's protégé. Stéphanie Di Giusto makes her directorial debut in this drama based on Giovanni Lista's 2007 book about Fuller.

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Soko
as Loïe Fuller
Lily-Rose Depp
as Isadora Duncan
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Critic Reviews for The Dancer (La danseuse)

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (6)

If only Di Giusto more ambitiously broadened her scope, she would have made a fleet-footed tribute for the ages instead of stumbling over such rich possibilities.

December 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Uses much creative licence in retelling Fuller's life.

December 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"The Dancer" seems genuinely hostile to its subject, whose real-life accomplishments deserve better.

November 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Evasions of fact render the project suspect, but the chance to observe Fuller's genius realized onstage almost redeems it.

November 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Ground-breaking dance innovator Loïe Fuller gets a near-complete fictional overhaul in this unnecessary, formulaic biopic.

May 14, 2016 | Full Review…

An airy, prettily accoutered but essentially vapid feature debut for writer-director Stephanie De Giusto.

May 13, 2016 | Full Review…

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