Obsession drives a devoted ballerina to the brink of madness and paranoia in director Darren Aronofsky's compelling masterpiece that recalls the great early films of Roman Polanski. Natalie Portman delivers the performance of her career in an Oscar(R)-winning turn as the young perfectionist Nina who earns the coveted dual lead role in Tchaikovsky's classic ballet 'Swan Lake.' Pushed relentlessly by her director (Vincent Cassel) to unleash her pent-up passion into the Black Swan--her character's dark side--while dealing with her overbearing mother and the threat of a ballerina rival (Mila Kunis), Nina hurtles headlong into the performance, crossing a hallucinatory point of no return. "A wicked, sexy and ultimately devastating study of a young dancer's all-consuming ambition" (Variety).
Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder co-star. Directed by Darren Aronofsky; screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin, story by Andres Heinz.
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