The White Crow
Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. Nureyev is played by world-class ballet performer Oleg Ivenko.
With his magnetic presence, Rudolf Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB at the height of the Cold War.
With a drum-tight script by David Hare, 'White Crow' offers a thrilling insight into Nureyev's dangerous defection, masterminded by the dancer’s great friend, 21 year-old Parisian Clara Saint. With an astonishing finale at Le Bourget airport in Paris, Nureyev leaps to freedom, and in so doing defines his destiny.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 122 mins
- Ralph Fiennes
- Gabrielle Tana, François Ivernel, Andrew Levitas
- Mark Cooper
- Executive Producer
- Joe Oppenheimer, Charles de Rosen, Beth Pattinson, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Anne Sheehan, Peter Watson
- David Hare (screenplay), Julie Kavangh (Nureyev biography)
- Director of Photography
- Mike Eley
- Principal Cast
- Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sergei Polunin, Ralph Fiennes, Chulpan Khamatova, Olivier Rabourdin, Raphaël Personnaz, Louis Hofmann
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Last updated 6th September 2018