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      Bolshoi Babylon

      2015 1 hr. 26 min. Documentary List
      78% 23 Reviews Tomatometer 50% 100+ Ratings Audience Score In 2013, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre is rocked by an acid attack scandal. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member The gap between management & worker/performers widen as egotism & its inherent injust corruption sets in. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member interesting but could do with an edit Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Unfortunately due to the secrecy surrounding the Bolshoi, it didn't feel like we were able to get in deep to any of the topics discussed. The documentary teetered on the surface of a few topics, the lives of the dancers, the acid attack, the struggles of management at the Bolshoi. But we didn't really get any depth. Disappointing documentary for such an interesting subject! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Revealing insight into the backstage backbiting at one of the world's greatest ballet companies Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member found very interesting to see behind the temperamental scenes of Bolshoi which I love to watched streamed live some Sundays at GFT ...having read the blurb I knew there was little dancing and am intrigued to see if outspoken Vladimir Urin survives ... he was nicely scathing in the passing of Russian interference. Watch it for what it is - a documentary! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Tara Brady Irish Times It's not perhaps the handbags-and-hair-pulling exposé we were hoping for, but it looks splendid, and the contributors, including Russian Premier Dimitry Medvedev, are often as interesting for what they don't say as what they do. Rated: 4/5 Feb 23, 2016 Full Review Mark Kermode Observer (UK) Like the ballet itself, the Bolshoi may look beautiful from the stalls, but behind the scenes it's blood, sweat and tears ... Rated: 3/5 Jan 10, 2016 Full Review Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) The film may not fill you with admiration for Filin himself, who is a charismatic but very divisive figure, but it certainly induces a sense of awe about the work of the company itself. Rated: 4/5 Jan 8, 2016 Full Review Bertie Archer One Room With A View A serious case of style over substance and opulence over observation. Rated: 2/5 Apr 9, 2019 Full Review Matthew Anderson CineVue ... Inquisitive rather than intrusive and asking more question than it answers. However, it's refreshing that Read and Franchetti's work is not simply an ode to the ballet in all its splendour. Rated: 3/5 Apr 8, 2019 Full Review Stephen Heyman Vogue Spliced between all this inscrutable psychodrama are scenes of sumptuous dancing, though balletomanes will no doubt be let down that there isn't more discussion of ballet itself. May 3, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 2013, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre is rocked by an acid attack scandal.
      Director
      Nicolas Read
      Executive Producer
      Simon Chinn, Will Clarke, Nick Fraser, Andy Mayson
      Production Co
      Red Box Films, Red Velvet Films, Altitude Film Entertainment
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      Russian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 21, 2016
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