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The Dancer Upstairs
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The Dancer Upstairs 2003

From Amazon: Marking an assured directorial debut for actor John Malkovich, The Dancer Upstairs is a tense, nerve-jangling political thriller that values adult storytelling and emotional depth over cheap thrills. It's a challenge for those accustomed to the frantic pace of Hollywood thrillers, but attentive viewers will be richly rewarded by Malkovich's slow-burn approach to the film's terrorist plot, adapted by Nicholas Shakespeare from his own novel, based on the "Shining Path" movement that terrorized Peru in the 1980s. The plot unfolds in an unnamed Latin American capital, where a lawyer-turned-police detective named Rejas (Javier Bardem)...

Directed By:
John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
Javier BardemJavier Bardem
No image existsJuan Diego Botto
No image existsLaura Morante
No image existsElvira Mínguez
No image existsAlexandra Lencastr

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The Dancer Upstairs Movie Review by Movie Addict (2/17/2008)

This is John Malkovich's first feature length film as a director (he did a short). In fact, it is his only film as a director, and one wonders why, as it is clearly a great effort. Like Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls, No Country for Old Men), who stars in the film, the slow, almost monotonous tone of Malkovich is seen...

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