Nijinsky (1980)

The film suggests Nijinsky was driven into madness by both his consuming ambition and self-enforced heterosexuality, the latter prompted by his romantic involvement with Romola de Pulszky, a society girl who joins impresario Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes specifically to seduce Nijinsky. After a series of misunderstandings with Diaghilev, who is both his domineering mentor and possessive lover, Nijinsky succumbs to Romola's charms and marries her, after which his gradual decline from artistic moodiness to complete lunacy begins.

Directing:
  • Herbert Ross

Writing:
  • Hugh Wheeler
  • Romola Nijinsky

Stars:
Release Date: 1980-03-20
themoviedb icon 6.0/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 129
Ronald Lacey
Ronald Lacey
Leon Bakst
Vernon Dobtcheff
Vernon Dobtch...
Sergei Grigoriev
Alan Bates
Alan Bates
Sergei Diaghilev
Leslie Browne
Leslie Browne
Romola de Pulsky
Ronald Pickup
Ronald Pickup
Igor Stravinsky
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
Mikhail Fokine
Janet Suzman
Janet Suzman
Emilia Marcus
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
Vassili
Siân Phillips
Siân Phillips
Lady Ripon
Frederick Jaeger
Frederick Jae...
Gabriel Astruc
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