Black Swan

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2010 | R | Drama Thriller Dance | 1 hour, 43 minutes

The story centers on the manipulative relationship betwen a veteran ballet dancer and a rival dancer. more


In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, December 3, 2010 in 18 theaters
December 17, 2010 in 959 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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DIRECTOR


WRITER

John McLaughlin
Andres Heinz
Mark Heyman

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Motion Picture Rating MPAA

R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use.

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The story centers on the manipulative relationship betwen a veteran ballet dancer and a rival dancer. Follows the story of Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
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Production Notes

  • The project does not have distribution, but Fox Searchlight, which distributed Aronofsky's "The Wrestler," could come on board as it moves into production (07/27/09).

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