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The Dancer Upstairs

The movie The Dancer Upstairs was based on the book The Dancer Upstairs.

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Movie details for The Dancer Upstairs

The movie was released in 2002. The Dancer Upstairs was produced by 20th Century Fox. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Javier Bardem, Juan Diego Botto, Laura Morante, Montserrat Astudillo, Marie-Anne Berganza, Luís Miguel Cintra, Oliver Cotton, Natalia Dicenta, Xabier Elorriaga, Jairon Flores, Abel Folk, Ramiro Jiménez, Chuen Lam, Alexandra Lencastre, Javier Manrique, Elvira Mínguez, Lucas Rodríguez, Wolframio Sinué and Galo Urbina.

 

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Marking an assured directorial debut for actor John Malkovich, The Dancer Upstairs is a tense, nerve-jangling political thriller that values adult storytelling and emotional depth over cheap thrills. It's a challenge for those accustomed to the frantic pa... Read More
Marking an assured directorial debut for actor John Malkovich, The Dancer Upstairs is a tense, nerve-jangling political thriller that values adult storytelling and emotional depth over cheap thrills. It's a challenge for those accustomed to the frantic pace of Hollywood thrillers, but attentive viewers will be richly rewarded by Malkovich's slow-burn approach to the film's terrorist plot, adapted by Nicholas Shakespeare from his own novel, based on the "Shining Path" movement that terrorized Peru in the 1980s. The plot unfolds in an unnamed Latin American capital, where a lawyer-turned-police detective named Rejas (Javier Bardem) leads an investigation to locate Ezequiel, a terrorist whose followers have left a trail of fear, death and destruction across the city. Rejas falls in love with his daughter's ballet teacher (Laura Morante), but the film's ultimate revelation--a coincidence that Malkovich handles with credible delicacy--throws this simmering drama into stark relief, bringing Bardem's character (and his subtle performance) to a greater awareness of his own personal and political humanity. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for The Dancer Upstairs

The Dancer Upstairs was written by Nicholas Shakespeare. The book was published in 1995 by Anchor. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Striding purposefully out into vintage Graham Greene and John le Carré territory, British novelist Nicholas Shakespeare tells a haunting, violent story about a military policeman from a country very much like Peru and his lifelong mission to track down an... Read More
Striding purposefully out into vintage Graham Greene and John le Carré territory, British novelist Nicholas Shakespeare tells a haunting, violent story about a military policeman from a country very much like Peru and his lifelong mission to track down an infamous rebel leader very much like the head of the Shining Path terrorist group. The tension builds slowly but beautifully, as a journalist in search of a story becomes instead an important player in the history of an embattled country.