Nureyev, directed by Ralph Fiennes, is also a true story. In 1961, during the cold war, the young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev decided on a whim to stay in Paris to flee the Soviet regime. Despite the pressure of the men of the KGB, he will succeed in staying in the French capital. He becomes the most famous ballet dancer in the world, at only 23 years old. But on stage, he is unique. His technique is powerful and his will formidable.
To embody Rudolf Nureyev in this biopic, the director took risks by imposing the Ukrainian Oleg Ivenko, a real dancer who has never made a film. "He's photogenic and from some angles he looks a lot like Rudolf Nureyev"says Ralph Fiennes. The film is effective and is especially worth it for this young dancer, who meets the challenge of embodying the greatest dancer of the twentieth century.
Nureyev, by Ralph Fiennes, is released on Wednesday, June 19th.
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