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Black Swan Script Summary

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.

TitleBlack Swan
GenresDrama, Thriller,
IMDB Rating
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Writers, , , ,
Director(s)Darren Aronofsky,
ActorsNatalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey,
Released17 Dec 2010
Runtime108 min
LanguageEnglish, French, Italian
AwardsWon 1 Oscar. Another 90 wins & 244 nominations.
Domestic Box Office$106,954,678
Foreign Box Office$222,443,368
Total Box Office $329,398,046

Discussion About Black Swan

  1. Lydia

    Wow!!! Interesting read. I love the dialogue-less scenes. Very expressive.