Black swan [videorecording] /

by Aronofsky, Darren; Portman, Natalie; Kunis, Mila; Cassel, Vincent.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2011Edition: Anamorphic widescreen.Description: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Swan lake (Choreographic work) -- Drama | Ballet dancers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama | Ballet companies -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama | Mental illness -- Drama | Thrillers (Motion pictures) | Fiction films | Feature filmsCast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied.Summary: An insecure New York City ballet dancer wins the lead in Swan Lake, but slowly loses her grip on sanity when she thinks a seductive newcomer is out to steal her role.
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New York City ballet dancer Nina (Natalie Portman) enters into an intense battle of wills with a talented and ambitious new arrival (Mila Kunis) who seems intent on edging her out of the spotlight in this supernatural-flavored psychological thriller from director Darren Aronofsky. Nina covets the role of the Swan Queen in a production of Swan Lake by acclaimed theater director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel). The harder Nina works to win the part, however, the more overwhelmed she becomes by her suspicions that talented newcomer Lily (Kunis) is intent on stealing it away from her. As the production draws near and Nina struggles to master the duel roles of the White Swan and the Black Swan, she grows increasingly unstable to the point where she finds it difficult to distinguish fantasy from reality. Though her burgeoning friendship with the unconventional Lily helps Nina to jettison her perfectionist instincts and find her footing as the Black Swan, the closer she gets to perfecting the role, the further her sanity erodes until she begins to experience a bizarre and profound transformation. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

DVD, Dolby digital 5.1.

Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.

Features: behind-the-scenes documentary "Metamorphosis : a three-part series."

MPAA rating: R.

For private home use only.

An insecure New York City ballet dancer wins the lead in Swan Lake, but slowly loses her grip on sanity when she thinks a seductive newcomer is out to steal her role.

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