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Nijinsky (1980)

R
129 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Set in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic experimentalism, and based on biographical fact, this is the story of Vaslav Nijinsky, the young and brilliant, but headstrong premier ballet dancer and aspiring choreographer of the ...See moreSet in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic experimentalism, and based on biographical fact, this is the story of Vaslav Nijinsky, the young and brilliant, but headstrong premier ballet dancer and aspiring choreographer of the Ballets Russes. The company is managed by the famous Sergei Diaghilev, a controlling and fiercely possessive impresario. The increasing tension between these powerful egos, exacerbated by homosexual desire and jealousy, becomes triangular when the young ballerina Romola de Pulsky determinedly attempts to draw the increasingly mentally unstable Nijinsky away from Diaghilev. Written by Eric Wees See less
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Hugh Wheeler (screenplay) | Romola Nijinsky (book "Nijinsky") | Vaslav Nijinsky (diary)
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Rose Tobias Shaw (as Rose Tobias-Shaw)
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$1,047,454
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Mar 21, 1980 (United States)

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Alan Bates
Sergei Diaghilev Sergei Diaghilev   See fewer
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George De La Pena
Vaslav Nijinsky Vaslav Nijinsky   See fewer
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Leslie Browne
Romola de Pulsky Romola de Pulsky   See fewer
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Alan Badel
Baron de Gunzburg Baron de Gunzburg   See fewer
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Carla Fracci
Tamara Karsavina Tamara Karsavina   See fewer
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Colin Blakely
Vassili Vassili   See fewer
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Ronald Pickup
Igor Stravinsky Igor Stravinsky   See fewer
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Ronald Lacey
Leon Bakst Leon Bakst   See fewer
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Vernon Dobtcheff
Sergei Grigoriev Sergei Grigoriev   See fewer
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Jeremy Irons
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Frederick Jaeger
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Anton Dolin
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Janet Suzman
Emilia Marcus Emilia Marcus   See fewer
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Stephan Chase
Adolph Bolm Adolph Bolm   See fewer
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Siân Phillips
Lady Ripon Lady Ripon   See fewer
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Charles Kay
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Tomaso Milian Jr.
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Monica Mason
Maria Piltz Maria Piltz   See fewer
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Valerie Aitken
Lydia Nelidova Lydia Nelidova   See fewer
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Genesia Rosato
Ludmilla Schollar Ludmilla Schollar   See fewer
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June Brown
Maria Stepanova Maria Stepanova   See fewer
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Kim Miller
Marie Rambert Marie Rambert   See fewer
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Olga Lowe
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6.8 / 10 | 600 votes