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by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger


Under the authoritarian rule of charismatic ballet impressario Boris Lermontov, his proteges realize the full promise of their talents, but at a price: utter devotion to their art and complete loyalty to Lermontov himself. Under his near-obsessive guidance, young ballerina Victoria Page is poised for superstardom, but earns Lermontov's scorn when she falls in love with Julian Craster, composer of "The Red Shoes," the ballet Lermontov is staging to showcase her talents. Vicky leaves the company and marries Craster, but still finds herself torn between Lermontov's demands and those of her heart.

original title: The Red Shoes
country: United Kingdom
year: 1948
genre: fiction
directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
film run: 135'
release date: UK 22/07/1948, IT 19/08/1948, SE 20/09/1948, FI 26/11/1948, DE 23/12/1948, DK 28/02/1949, FR 10/06/1949, AT 14/10/1949, PT 23/02/1950, ES 11/05/1950, SI 20/05/1950, CZ 02/12/2005, GR 11/10/2009, NL 09/12/2010
screenplay: Emeric Pressburger, Keith Winter, Michael Powell
cast: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer
cinematography by: Jack Cardiff
film editing: Reginald Mills
art director: Hein Heckroth
producer: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

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