The story of Rudolf Nureyev, whose 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.
Plot Keywords: kgb, ballet dancer, biography, male homosexuality, ballet, defection, 1950s, gay history, russian ballet, male ballet dancer, lgbt interest
|Writers||David Hare, Julie Kavanagh|
|Production Companies||BBC Films, Magnolia Mae Films, HanWay Films, Metalwork Pictures|
|Production Country||United Kingdom|
|Spoken Language||English, Français, Pусский|