The White Crow
Drama about the iconic Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, focusing on one of the most important incidents in his life- his famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961.
Nureyev's Parisian friend Clara Saint helped choreograph her friend’s defection, despite KGB efforts to stop him. The story's finale traces the dramatic day of the defection, climaxing at Le Bourget airport in Paris.
The volatile former Royal Ballet star was both world famous and infamous. His stage partners included Margot Fonteyn and Yvette Chauviré.
- Type of film
- Ralph Fiennes
- Gabrielle Tana, François Ivernel, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Ralph Fiennes, Andrew Levitas
- Francois Ivernel
- Executive Producer
- Joe Oppenheimer, Charles de Rosen, Beth Pattinson, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Anne Sheehan
- David Hare (screenplay), Julie Kavangh (Nureyev biography)
- Director of Photography
- Mike Eley
- Principal Cast
- Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Chulpan Khamatova, Sergei Polunin, Ralph Fiennes, Raphaël Personnaz, Calypso Valois, Olivier Rabourdin, Louis Hofmann
- Film Title Note
- AKA Untitled Ralph Fiennes Rudolf Nureyev project
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Last updated 13th March 2018