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  • NR
  • 1983
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 4.3  (130)

Nutcracker from 1982 is a timeless classic that captures the true essence of the holiday season. This film is a retelling of the famous ballet, Nutcracker, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Directed by Carroll Ballard, the movie features a stellar cast including Joan Collins, Carol White, and Paul Nicholas. The plot revolves around a young girl, Clara, portrayed by Carol White, who receives a nutcracker as a gift from her godfather, Drosselmeier, played by Paul Nicholas. Her parents, played by Joan Collins and Christopher Gable, are throwing a lavish Christmas party when Clara receives the gift. She is fascinated with the nutcracker and spends the night dreaming of an enchanting world of fairies, soldiers, and a Mouse King.

The visuals of the movie are mesmerizing and breathtakingly beautiful. The set design is magnificent, with intricate details and attention given to each aspect of the world of the Nutcracker. The costume design is equally impressive, with the dresses and suits evoking a sense of grandeur and regality.

The cinematography of the movie is brilliant, with each frame looking like a work of art. The camera work in the dance sequences is particularly noteworthy, with the camera movements capturing the beauty and grace of the ballet dancers.

The music by Tchaikovsky is, of course, the star of the movie. The timeless classics from the Nutcracker ballet, including 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy', 'Waltz of the Flowers', and 'March', are played throughout the film. The music complements the visuals perfectly and adds an extra layer of enchantment to the already magical world of the Nutcracker.

The performances by the actors are praiseworthy. Carol White as Clara is perfect, and her innocent and curious persona is what makes the audience connect with her. Joan Collins as her mother, plays her character with finesse and elegance, and her costumes and makeup add to her character's regal vibe. Paul Nicholas as Drosselmeier is charming and charismatic, and his portrayal of the godfather adds an extra layer of mystery to the character.

One of the highlights of the movie is the ballet sequence, where Clara is transported to a magical world where she meets the Nutcracker, portrayed by Sara Pourfallah. The dance sequence is awe-inspiring and mesmerizing, and it is impossible to take your eyes off the screen. The performances by the ballet dancers are superb, and the choreography is breathtaking.

Overall, Nutcracker from 1982 is a timeless classic that captures the true essence of the holiday season. The visuals, music, and performances make this movie a must-watch for anyone who loves the story of the Nutcracker. The story is enchanting, and the performances are flawless. The movie is a masterpiece, and it is bound to fill your heart with joy and wonder.

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    1 hr 41 min
  • IMDB Rating
    4.3  (130)