United Kingdom: January 21 2011
United States: December 17 2010
Ranking: 1,228 out of 16,012 movies (up 2740)
Ranked #74 in list 'The best movies ever'
The film follows the story of Nina, a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica who zealously supports her daughter's professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. Hide full plot... Show full plot
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Reviews Black Swan
Quotes"Perfection is not just about control. It's also about letting go."
Vincent Cassel Thomas Leroy