In 1961, at age 22, Rudolf Nureyev travels for the first time outside the Soviet Union, joining the esteemed Kirov Ballet Company on a tour to Paris. There he revels in the city's sophistication, gorging himself on the artistic and cultural offerings, and also finds a refreshingly open attitude to sexuality. Nureyev's eagerness to befriend artists in the Parisian scene begins to anger the zealous KGB officers who strictly monitor the dancers. In a stand-off at an airport, Nureyev is faced with a devastating dilemma. Featuring a fantastic central performance by dancer Oleg Ivenko, the film juxtaposes Nureyev's triumphant tour of Paris with flashbacks to his poor childhood, resulting in a fascinating portrait of the complex ballet legend.
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Cast: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sergei Polunin, Olivier Rabourdin
Genre: Drama, Biography
Content Warning: Coarse language and nudity
Run Time: 2h 07m
Year of Release: 2019
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