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R| 2 hr. 13 min.

Plot Summary
Lawyer turned police detective Agustin Rejas (Javier Bardem) is on the case of a domestic terrorist cell whose tactics range from the mischievous to the homicidal, led by self-proclaimed President Ezequiel (Abel Folk). Distracting Rejas from his investigation is his daughter's dance instructor, Yolanda (Laura Morante), with whom Rejas begins an unexpected romance. As Rejas grows closer to both Yolanda and the terrorists, he begins to suspect that there might be a connection between the two.

Cast: Javier Bardem , Juan Diego Botto , Laura Morante , Elvira Minguez , Alexandra Lencastre , Oliver Cotton , Abel Folk , Marie-Anne Berganza

Director: John Malkovich

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

Release Date: May 2nd, 2003|2 hr. 13 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Malkovich weaves something delicate and devastating. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An ambitious political thriller, a multilingual film of mood and texture and the occasional haunting image. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It has an elusive, haunting quality, but it's too long at 133 minutes, and there aren't many movies these days that get more involving as they progress. show more

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