The White Crow — International Trailer


added: Fri, Jan 25th '19

The first official trailer has been released for "The White Crow," an upcoming historical drama that tells the incredible true story of renowned Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who, while traveling through Paris in 1961, managed to defect from the Soviet Union to the West, despite being closely guarded by the K.G.B.

Two-time Oscar-nominated English actor Ralph Fiennes directs the film, which stars real-life ballet dancer-turned-first-time actor Oleg Ivenko as Nureyev, while Fiennes also co-stars as Nureyev's Russian ballet coach Alexander Pushkin.

The cast also includes French actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color), French actor Raphael Personnaz (Anna Karenina, The New Girlfriend) and Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin.

Inspired by the biographical book "Nureyev: The Life" by Julie Kavanagh and written by award-winning English screenwriter David Hare (The Hours, The Reader), "The White Crow" is due to be released internationally March 12th.

Acquired by Sony Picture Classics, the film is expected to be released in the U.S. at a later date.

Rudolf Nureyev, a remarkable young dancer of 22, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling to Paris in 1961 for his first trip outside the Soviet Union. But KGB officers watch his every move, becoming increasingly suspicious of his behavior and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger.


directed by   Ralph Fiennes

starring   Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Adele Exarchopoulos, Raphael Personnaz, Sergei Polunin, Chulpan Khamatova, Louis Hofmann

release date   March 12, 2019 (U.K. release)

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