Nijinsky (1980)

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The homosexual love affair between the great ballet dancer Nijinsky and his rival, impresario Sergei Diaghilev, is chronicled in this melodramatic drama.

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Cast

George De La Pena
as Vaslav Nijinsky
Alan Bates
as Sergei Diaghilev
Leslie Browne
as Romola de Pulsky
Alan Badel
as Baron de Gunzburg
Carla Fracci
as Tamara Karsavina
Ronald Pickup
as Igor Stravinsky
Ronald Lacey
as Leon Bakst
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Sergei Grigoriev
Jeremy Irons
as Mikhail Fokine
Frederick Jaeger
as Gabriel Astruc
Anton Dolin
as Maestro Cecchetti
Janet Suzman
as Emilia Marcus
Stephan Chase
as Adolph Bolm
Sian Phillips
as Lady Ripon
Charles Kay
as Argentinian Ambassador
Tomas Milian Jr.
as Young Man on Beach
Monica Mason
as Maria Piltz
Valerie Aitken
as Lydia Nelidova
Genesia Rosato
as Ludmilla Schollar
June Brown
as Maria Stepanova
Kim Miller
as Marie Rambert
Mart Crowley
as Baron Adolphe De Meyer
Olga Lowe
as Signora Cerchetti
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Critic Reviews for Nijinsky

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Unfortunately, the film's defects spoil a bravura performance by Alan Bates, perhaps the actor of the past decade.

Apr 27, 2018 | Full Review…

... this unorthodox documentary works for those who have a sensitivity to the artist and to his struggles against such a cold and indifferent world.

Jul 22, 2003 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

It's arty to a fault and also a complete mess, the kind of thing that could make even the staunchest aesthete yearn for a Hollywood action flick.

Sep 9, 2002 | Full Review…

A bold and imaginatively realized profile of a defiant artist slowly sinking into madness.

Aug 21, 2002 | Full Review…

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