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Overview

Nijinsky

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 life of the great man (played by dancer George de la Pena) explained via the dominant, impossible personality of Diaghliev and the love of his wife (Leslie Browne), there is no room for larger questions. The business and politics and especially the homosexuality that are involved with the art of ballet are also given primary focus.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2012
UPC: 0887090034708
Original Release: 1980
Rating: R
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:09:00
Sales rank: 24,230

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Bates Sergei Diaghilev
George de la Pena Vaslav Nijinsky
Leslie Browne Romola de Pulsky
Alan Badel Baron de Gunzburg
Carla Fracci Tamara Karsavina
Janet Suzman Emilia Marcus
Colin Blakely Vassili
Ronald Pickup Igor Stravinksy
Ronald Lacey Leon Bakst
Sian Phillips Lady Ripon
Mart Crowley Baron Adolphe De Meyer
Henrietta Baynes Magda
June Brown Maria Stepanova
Stephen Chase Adolph Bolm
Vernon Dobtcheff Sergei Grigoriev
Anton Dolin Maestro Cecchetti
Geoffrey Hughes Gavrilov
Jeremy Irons Mikhail Fokine
Frederick Jaeger Gabriel Astruc
Charles Kay Argentinian Ambassador
Olga Lowe Signora Cerchetti
Tomas Milian Actor
John Lanchbery Conductor

Technical Credits
Herbert Ross Director
Alan Barrett Costumes/Costume Designer
Pier Luigi Basile Production Designer
John Blezard Production Designer
Howard Jeffrey Associate Producer
Nora Kaye Producer
John Lanchbery Score Composer
Stanley O'Toole Producer
William H. Reynolds Editor
George Richardson Art Director
Tony Roman Art Director
Harry Saltzman Executive Producer
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Hugh Wheeler Screenwriter

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