A ballet dancer wins the lead in “Swan Lake” and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan – Princess Odette – but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures
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|Cast:||Abraham Aronofsky, Adriene Couvillion, Anne Bergstedt Jordanova, Barbara Hershey, Benjamin Millepied, Charlotte Aronofsky, Chris Gartin, Daralina Komar, Deborah Offner, Janet Montgomery, John Epperson, Kristina Anapau, Ksenia Solo, Leslie Lyles, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Mark Margolis, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Patrick Heusinger, Sarah Hay, Sebastian Stan, Sergio Torrado, Shaun O’Hagan, Stanley B. Herman, Tim Lacatena, Tina Sloan, Toby Hemingway, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder|
|Director:||Anthony Pettine, Darren Aronofsky, Joseph P. Reidy|
|Language:||English, Français, Italiano|