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Ballroom Dancer

Ballroom Dancer
  • 2011
  • Denmark/USA/UK/Ukraine/Russia/Hong Kong/Japan/Germany
  • 78 min
  • Directed by: Christian Bonke/Andreas Koefoed
  • Cast: Slavik Kryklyvyy, Anna Melnikova
  • UK release: 18 January 2013

Self-important documentary about former World Latin American Dance champion Slavik Kryklyvyy’s attempt to regain his position after a decade out of the spotlight. Only a fraction of the film features actual dancing; Kryklyvyy's constant glum introspection and tyrannical behaviour make him an unappealing subject, and Strictly fans looking for a fun fix won't find it here.

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Ballroom Dancer

22 Jan 20132 stars

Downbeat documentary about former World Latin American Dance Champion Slavik Kryklyvyy

This sombre and self-important documentary, about former World Latin American Dance Champion Slavik Kryklyvyy’s attempt to regain his position after a decade out of the spotlight, aims to show the tough, serious and painful flipside to what happens on…

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