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||IMDB Rating: 7.0/10 from 5,368 votes
||Release: 8 January 2004 (Netherlands) /
||Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
||Director: John Malkovich,
||Stars: Abel Folk, Alexandra Lencastre, Elvira Mínguez, Javier Bardem, Javier Manrique, Juan Diego Botto, Laura Morante, Lucas Rodríguez, Luís Miguel Cintra, Marie-Anne Berganza, Natalia Dicenta, Oliver Cotton, Ramiro Jiménez, Wolframio Sinué, Xabier Elorriaga
||Synopsis: The story of Detective Agustin Rejas, a man clinging to the hope of an impossible love in an impossible world. Tracking Ezequiel, a delusional anarchist who incites the downtrodden masses to join in his brutal revolution against the fascist government in their unnamed Latin American country, Rejas finds solace in his sense of self-respect and the joy that his daughter and wife bring him. Then he meets Yolanda--his daughter's soulfully beautiful ballet teacher--a woman who sparks his long-forgotten passions and represents all that is good and all that is corrupt in their troubled country. But she, who appears to be a shelter from the storm, may in actuality be the storm's eye. Ultimately, as the revolution intensifies and the net closes around hunter and hunted alike, the dancer's truth will prove as elusive as the revolutionary's cause and the detective's peace. Written by Sujit R. Varma
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'The Dancer Upstairs' marks John Malkovich's debut as a film director,
but it's hardly his first time in the director's chair: Malkovich was a
charter member of the now-prestigious Steppenwolf Theater Company in
Chicago, where he split time between acting and directing, developing
the versatility that has earned him regard as one of the best character
actors in the business. He brings a stage director's consciousness to
this fine, unexpectedly suspenseful and complex thriller, a
fictionalized dramatization of events surrounding the rise and fall of
the Shining Path revolutionary movement in Peru.
In the lead role of Detective Augustin Rejas is Javier Bardem, already
an established star in his native Spain who is gaining increasingly
wide notice in the US for his award-winning turns in Julian Schnabel's
'Before Night Falls' (2002) and Alejandro Amenabar's 'The Sea Inside'
(2004). Bardem, like Malkovich, is a wonderfully versatile actor, and
this film offers him another fine opportunity to display his range as
Rejas, an idealistic police detective who abandoned a promising career
as a trial lawyer in the hope that he might be able to work within the
system to heal the corruption of his native country (left unnamed,
though the story clearly borrows from actual events in Peru).
The film opens on the high plains at the foothills of the Andes, with
Rejas working at a highway checkpoint station. He encounters a vehicle
bearing a mysterious undocumented passenger. While Rejas follows
procedure, his colleague accepts a bribe, and allows the vehicle to
flee the scene.
Years later, Rejas has advanced through the ranks and now works as a
detective in the nation's coastal capital. He and his partner Sucre
(Juan Diego Botto, making the most of a small role) gradually begin to
discover evidence of a burgeoning revolutionary movement led by the
enigmatic 'Presidente Ezequiel,' whom Rejas eventually realizes to be
the same man he met briefly years earlier at the mountain checkpoint.
The followers of Ezequiel--a former college professor and Marxist who
went underground ten years earlier to foment a 'fourth wave' of
communist revolution (the first three being the USSR, China, and
Cuba)--begin to terrorize the capital and outlying regions with suicide
bombings and brutal assassinations. Rejas must uncover the secret of
Ezequiel before the President enacts martial law and turns the
government into another version of the brutal dictatorships previously
seen in Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.
As the Ezequiel mystery deepens, Rejas begins to develop an infatuation
with his daughter's ballet instructor, Yolanda (Laura Morante), with
who he shares an unspoken bond and who seems to be an attractive
alternative to his own wife (Alexandre Lencastre), a sweet but
superficial woman who obsesses over fashion magazines and makeup and
begs her perpetually broke husband to let her get a nose job. Rejas
begins to court Yolanda, and as he becomes more deeply involved with
her, he begins to discover evidence that she may be knowingly or
unknowingly connected in some way to Ezequiel.
The political dimension of the story is fascinating, but the main
source of conflict is the interior world of Rejas, a sensitive, morally
decent man who is torn between his faith in the law and his sympathy
for the people who suffer at the hands of corrupt government officials.
Rejas is also torn between his sense of honor and decency and his
profound emotional attraction to Yolanda. It's a tough role to pull
off, and Malkovich gives Bardem the time and opportunity to draw the
character's emotional complexity with subtle, patient, expressive
moments and line deliveries. Bardem has the rare ability to convey
distinct emotions or states of thought with subtle gestures and nuanced
facial expressions, and Malkovich demonstrates an actor's trust in
another gifted actor to accomplish the film's emotional subtext.
There are a few problems here and there. Rejas' attraction to Yolanda
is understandable, but their burgeoning relationship feels a bit forced
and underdeveloped at times. A subplot involving the Chinese embassy is
introduced but left more or less unresolved. The plot is vaguely
predictable, though, in the film's defense, the suspense has more to do
with how Rejas will deal with the revelations his investigation will
uncover than with what will actually be revealed.
Even with the flaws, 'The Dancer Upstairs' is a highly intelligent and
entertaining film, and offers yet another opportunity for American
audiences to become acquainted with the fabulously talented Javier
Bardem, who is my pick to be the next Marlon Brando.
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, Alexandra Lencastre
, Elvira Mínguez
, Javier Bardem
, Javier Manrique
, Juan Diego Botto
, Laura Morante
, Lucas Rodríguez
, Luís Miguel Cintra
, Marie-Anne Berganza
, Natalia Dicenta
, Oliver Cotton
, Ramiro Jiménez
, Wolframio Sinué
, Xabier Elorriaga
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