The Dancer Upstairs
Filmfest 2011

German Age Rating

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The Dancer Upstairs "Dead dogs hang from the lampposts in the capital of a mythical South American country. Attached to their carcasses are literate, even ironic, signs announcing a pre-revolutionary terrorist campaign directed at the corrupt and fascist local regime. An honest, weary cop, Augustin Rejas, is assigned to investigate. In particular, he must track down "Ezequiel," in whose name the increasingly violent terrorist campaign is being prosecuted... as realized by John Malkovich, in his directorial debut, utterly absorbing." Richard Schickel, Time

tags: Feature film

Cast: Javier Bardem, Juan Diego Botto, Laura Morante, Elvira Mínguez, Alexandra Lencastre


Director: John Malkovich