Etoiles: Dancers Of The Paris Opera Ballet

Skeptics dismiss the all-or-nothing histrionics of classic ballet melodrama THE RED SHOES (1948) as overwrought and unrealistic, but Nils Tavernier's sober, perceptive documentary about the Paris Opera Ballet proves beyond a doubt that the stakes are every bit as high in the real world of 21st-century dancers' lives. "The system is a machine that crushes...read more

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  • Released: 2001
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Skeptics dismiss the all-or-nothing histrionics of classic ballet melodrama THE RED SHOES (1948) as overwrought and unrealistic, but Nils Tavernier's sober, perceptive documentary about the Paris Opera Ballet proves beyond a doubt that the stakes are every… (more)

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