Black Swan (2010)

  • Sebastian as: Andrew / Suitor
  • Written by: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin
  • Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
  • Film Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Run Time: 1 hour 48 minutes
  • Selected Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder
  • Theater Release: (USA)
  • Filming Locations: Manhattan, New York

Plot Synopsis

Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

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Character Quotes

Andrew: You haven’t told me who you are.
Nina: I’m a dancer.
No, I meant your name.
Nina: Oh, Nina.
Tom: So are you two sisters?
Nina: No.
Lily: Yes! Blood sisters.
Nina: We dance in the same company.
Tom: Ah, ballerinas. No wonder you two look alike.
Lily: So, you know, Tom and Jerry here are gay lovers.
Andrew: I’ve never been to the ballet.
Lily: Well then you are definitely not gay.
Tom: I think it’s kind of boring though, isn’t it?
Nina: No it’s not!
Lily: No. You know what? It’s just not for everyone.