The White Crow
- Original title
The White Crow
- Running time
- 127 min.
- United Kingdom
David Hare (Book: Julie Kavanagh)
BBC Films / Magnolia Mae Films / Metalwork Pictures / Montebello Productions / Work in Progress
Drama | Biography. Dancing. Cold War. 1960s. Ballet
- Synopsis / Plot
- The story of Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West. Nureyev's escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, 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. The film offers a thrilling insight into Nureyev's dangerous defection, masterminded by the dancer's great friend, a 21-year-old Parisian, Clara Saint.
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