A political drama set in a Latin American country entrenched in revolutionary chaos, The Dancer Upstairs marks actor John Malkovich's directorial debut. Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls) plays an idealistic policeman charged with finding the legendary guerilla leader who is planning to overthrow the corrupt government. The teacher of his daughter's ballet class, played by Laura Morante, provides his only solace from an empty marriage and the war into which he has been thrust. Written by Nicholas Shakespeare from his critically-acclaimed novel. Official Web Site

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Director: John Malkovich

Cast: Javier Bardem, Laura Morante, Juan Diego Botto, Elvira Mínguez, Alexandra Lencastre, Oliver Cotton, Luis Miguel Cintra, Javier Manrique, Abel Folk, Marie-Anne Verganza, Lucas Rodríguez, Xabier Elorriaga, Natalia Dicenta, Wolframio Sinué

MPAA Rating: R

Run Time: 2hrs 13mins

Release Year: 2002

Country Of Origin: USA/Spain