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Title:
The dancer upstairs
Author:
Vicente Gómez, Andrés.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2003]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
As a Latin American nation nears collapse, idealistic policeman Agustin Rejas faces his greatest challenge: to catch the mysterious terrorist leader Ezequiel. Mass panic sets in as the terrorist attacks become more ferocious, and Rejas finds himself drawn to Yolanda, his daughter's beautiful ballet teacher. As the search for Ezequil comes nearer, he and Yolanda must choose between love, country or self.
General Note:
Widescreen version.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.

Based on the novel by Nicholas Shakespeare.

Special features: making-of featurette: "Revealing 'The dancer upstairs'"; Sundance Channel - journeys with John Malkovich.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and for language.
UPC:
024543088295
Format :
DVD

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Actor John Malkovich made his directorial debut with this tense political thriller, set in an unnamed Latin American nation and based on a novel by Nicholas Shakespeare. Agustin Rejas (Javier Bardem) is a former lawyer who became a police detective as a more direct way of dealing with crime and justice. Rejas has been assigned to investigate a group of terrorists who are determined to up-end the current government through any means necessary, from revolting pranks (such as leaving dead animals, painted with revolutionary rhetoric, around the capitol building) to bombings and assassinations. Rejas knows little about the terrorists, and no one on the force is certain of the identity or whereabouts of the group's leader, who calls himself President Ezequiel. As Rejas learns more about Ezequiel and his group, they begin stepping up their actions, making his investigation all the more urgent. Meanwhile, Rejas is a man whose daughter is taking dance lessons from Yolanda (Laura Morante); as Rejas and Yolanda get to know one another, a romance begins to grow between them, but in time, Rejas begins to suspect that the woman he loves is working with the terrorists he's been trying to ferret out. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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