The Dancer Upstairs

The Dancer Upstairs John Malkovich makes an explosive directorial debut with this taut political thriller about an honest man caught in a tantalising web of intrigue, power and passion.

Academy Award nominee Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls) stars as lawyer-turned-policeman Agustin Réjas, who must catch the mysterious guerilla leader ''Ezequiel'' before his escalating reign of terror plunges the country into a bloody revolution. But will Réjas' growing obsession with a sexy, beautiful dancer Laura Morante (The Son's Room) cloud his judgement as he closes in on his prey? Pulsing with action and suspense, The Dancer Upstairs is ''riveting'' (Premiere).

16 No persons under 16
131 minutes

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CastJavier Bardem, Laura Morante, Juan Diego Botto, Elvira Mínguez, Alexandra Lencastre
DirectorJohn Malkovich
Formats VHS
SA DistributorNu Metro

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