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Director:

Motoko Sakaguchi

Writers:

Yuri Grigorovich (scenario), E.T.A. Hoffmann (story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King") (as E.T. A. Hoffman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Natalya Arkhipova Natalya Arkhipova ... Clara
Marina Lazareva Marina Lazareva ... Fritz
Ilse Liepa ... Mrs. Stahlbaum (as Ilze Liepa)
Irek Mukhamedov Irek Mukhamedov ... The Nutcracker Prince
Larisa Okothnikova Larisa Okothnikova ... The Nutcracker Doll
Andrei Shakhin Andrei Shakhin ... Mouse King
Mikhail Sharkov Mikhail Sharkov ... Devil
Andrei Sitnikov Andrei Sitnikov ... Mr. Stahlbaum
Yuri Vetrov Yuri Vetrov ... Drosselmeyer
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Country:

Soviet Union | Japan

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Release Date:

18 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Щелкунчик See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3 Letterbox
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Trivia

There are no children in this production. All of the children (boys as well as girls) are played by women. See more »

Goofs

During most of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince's slow dance in Act I, she is wearing one type of nightgown, but when the camera cuts to a closeup of her, she is wearing an entirely different one. Then, as they approach the Land of the Snowflakes, she is wearing the first type of dress again. See more »

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Version of Casse Noisette (The Nutcracker) (2008) See more »

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My favourite Christmas story, set to Tchaikovsky's beautiful score, is the source of a timeless and charming ballet production.
8 July 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

This was just beautiful in every aspect. The main merit is the phenomenal ballet score by Tchaikovsky,(all three ballets are just timeless, and I never tire of them) and I will say that I love the story by ETA Hoffmann, it is just a magical story and perfect for a Christmas tradition. There is also some fantastic choreography, especially seen in the Pax De Deux, and the scenery is dazzling. The dancing was superb; I was most impressed with the ballerina Natalya Arkhipova, a beautiful woman of wonderfully flexible technique. Everyone else was excellent as well, the Prince was handsome, the Mouse King was scary and Droselmeyer is certainly mysterious enough. All in all, a dazzling and perfectly charming production, with a wonderful performance from the ballerina, and choreography to die for. 10/10 Bethany Cox.


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