The Red Shoes Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Ludmilla Tchérina, Esmond Knight

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THE RED SHOES is a british production written and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger in 1948. Five nominations for the Academy Awards.
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Anton -Boris Lermontov- Walbrook is the authoritarian founder of the Lermontov Ballet Company. When Ludmila Tchérina, the main feminine star of the ballet, leaves the company in order to get married, Lermontov chooses Victoria -Moira Shearer- Page to replace her. The redhead girl becomes soon famous with her interpretation of Andersen's The Red Shoes. But Lermontov considers dance as an exclusive partner so he doesn't accept the affair between Victoria and the composer Julian Craster and fires him from the company. Victoria Page's life looks more and more like the life of the Red Shoes's heroine.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchbreaker interference Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   dancer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of dancing

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